Another Duck Has Started Laying...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OldGuy43, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    and what a start! [​IMG]

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    A perfectly formed, hard shelled egg. No yolk, but it's a start. [​IMG]
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    We had one of those a while back. pretty cool and yep it's a start!
     
  3. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There'll be no stopping them now [​IMG]

    That is teeny!!
     
  4. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Isn't it? What surprised me was the fact that it was hard shelled.
     
  5. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She'll build up to bigger ones. Having the hard shell shouldn't surprise you though, she is clearly getting all the nutrients she needs.
     
  6. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for the info. [​IMG] All of the rest started with soft/no shell. [​IMG]
     
  7. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe this one was a little piggy and pinched all the best grub [​IMG]

    Seriously, some do start off soft/no shell; sometimes, even when they are established layers, they may still produce the odd one that is soft/no shell. You could add some extra calcium to their feed if it becomes a problem though. I bake the empty shells, crumble them up and add that to their feed - same as with my chooks.
     
  8. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    And today we got 10 eggs from 10 ducks, all perfectly formed and of a useable size. [​IMG]
     
  9. Miss Lydia

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. Tivona

    Tivona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isn't it a nice feeling. Glad they got the hang of it and I hope you enjoy your eggs.
     

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