12 Week Ducks Laying Eggs? Is It Possible?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by randomchick, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. randomchick

    randomchick Songster

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    I went to the duck yard this evening to check on things when I noticed an egg laying right in the middle of their walking path. My ducks and geese are only 12 weeks old, it is possible someone layed this? Or am I the victim of a practical joke?

    Anyone else have a duck or goose aly this early. I think it is duck, but it could be a csmall goose egg I suppose.
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I don't know anything about water birds, but there are alot of people that do..... Anybody?
     
  3. treldib

    treldib Songster

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    At 12 weeks? No way....you got prank'd [​IMG]
     
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I had a duck lay at 14 weeks old last year- but only 3 eggs in two weeks and very small- then nothing for a further two weeks when I sold her. It would be very unlikely a 12 week old would lay.... But I have heard of stranger things. Do you have a net or wire over the top of your pen?? If not it could have been some kind of "visiting" bird who left an egg there.
     
  5. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Songster

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    I dont think its possible, but remember most of the time the first egg layed is very small on average... if that egg is a normal sized duck egg I'd say yes prank [​IMG]
     

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