6 eggs in one day?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by apescute, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. apescute

    apescute In the Brooder

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    I went out to my coop this morning and there were 6 eggs in one nest! My duck usually lays one egg a day but hasn't layed any in a few days. I went out this morning and there were 6! All of our chickens are too young to lay eggs plus they are silkies so the eggs would be little. Is this normal?
     
  2. jaycee

    jaycee In the Brooder

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    Happens to me all the time... usually after a week-long bender[​IMG]
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I think what happened to you happened to me this morning, But my ducks was hiding eggs in her shavings and just uncovered them I am thinking this is what happened at your house too. What breed is your duck sounds like she is building a nest. [​IMG]
     
  4. apescute

    apescute In the Brooder

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    She is a mallard. I don't think she was hiding any eggs. We were just in the coop last night and there were no eggs to be found.
     
  5. apescute

    apescute In the Brooder

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    Wow ok then! I guess it will be a fun game to see how often she does this. :)
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I have gone in used the shovel to clean out wet bedding stirred around shavings and haven't see on egg till next morning there will be 2-3 in a nest. They are really good at hiding.
     
  7. Taraschickens

    Taraschickens Hatching

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    Today my chickens all laid one egg.. (I have 4 chickens). This evening I noticed my RIR was acting funny.. kinda of slow moving... So I kept going out and checking on her.. she just laid two more eggs... One had a soft shell and the other really had no shell.. will she be ok and why did this happen?? Help!!
     
  8. dotknott

    dotknott Songster

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    Is she new to laying? Are you using supplemtal lights?
     
  9. Taraschickens

    Taraschickens Hatching

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    She's been laying beautiful eggs for about 7 or 8 weeks...
     
  10. Taraschickens

    Taraschickens Hatching

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    And no I don't use any supplemental lighting.. they are in day light all day...
     

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