3 eggs?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jessica89, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Jessica89

    Jessica89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    The past two days, my duck hasnt been laying.
    I went to let them out this morning and there were 3 eggs!
    Is it possible to lay 3 eggs in one night?
    Unless my other female duck has laid one but there is still an extra one? Strange!
     
  2. Mrs.H

    Mrs.H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they had them hidden? My females hid their eggs under their bedding before they went broody
     
  3. jtn42248

    jtn42248 Overrun With Chickens

    I have learned that, at least in theory, anything is possible with poultry. However, while it takes a chicken aprox. 25 hours to make an egg it takes a duck aprox. 24 hours. So, the ability to lay more than one egg in a 24 hour period would seem to not be possible. That said, I have a Khaki Campbell that I swear lays more than one egg in a day every few months.

    Keep in mind that ducks are really good at hiding their eggs. They will hide and/or bury an egg then when they lay another egg they will fetch the hidden egg and put them together in the same place. I suspect they are just playing with us and that is why a ducks quack often sounds like laughter.
     
  4. Jessica89

    Jessica89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww! How sweet.
    The little tinker must have hidden them well then!
    I wonder if shes going broody? I want to hatch them myself in the incubator so i can hand rear them!
     
  5. jtn42248

    jtn42248 Overrun With Chickens

    If your females and your drake have been mating then you probably have a 50/50 chance they are fertilized. You could give it a try and see what happens. How big is your incubator? Three eggs seems small for a full sized incubator. I don't know if you would have to adjust for the small number of eggs or not.
     

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