4 duck eggs 2 females [pekin]

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by the 412 chicks, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 female pekins and 2 males. every day i get 4 duck eggs that are shell less. i know the 2 are males because i see them mate with them. I dont think this is normal.
     
  2. hendrix25

    hendrix25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you're males have tail feathers? because female ducks can go through the "motion" of mating and still be females. the shell less egg, i'm not sure about.
     
  3. Squirtchy2009

    Squirtchy2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm... your shellless eggs problem could be a result of lack of calcium which is what the shell is made of, try buying them some oyster shells and adding them to your ducks diet [​IMG] Shell'less eggs could also be because they are the first eggs its ever layed ( if they are young)
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    What Squirtchy said. Get them some crushed oyster shells to munch on.

    As for the mounting, that doesn't mean the one on top is a drake. Females also do this to show dominance and establish pecking order.

    Look at the tails of your ducks. Do any of them have a very noticeable curly feather sticking out? If not, you have 4 girls. While ducks CAN lay 2 in a day at times, getting 2 a day consistently is extremely rare.
     
  5. Quote:But I have to say, every time I hear about this happening it's a Pekin!
    the 412 chicks please let us know about the drake feathers, this is really interesting!
     
  6. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it wierd because they laid one a day that were normal then they didnt lay today so ill look at them tomm and let you know
     
  7. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do their VOICES sound like?! [​IMG]

    If they quack, they're girls, but boy ducks {called drakes} make a "Kwek-kweeeeehk" sound.

    It seems you have four girls with a bit of a calcium deficiency. [​IMG]
     
  8. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    two of them have like 1 feather that is curled like a c. and also 2 of there voices a realy raspy and deep.
     
  9. DuckFanatic

    DuckFanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like two drakes and two hens then... hmmm. interesting.....
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Wow. That means your girls are serious egg machines!
     

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