Another Duck Has Started Laying...

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

  1. 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 Loving this country life Premium Member

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

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

    That is teeny!!
     
  4. Isn't it? What surprised me was the fact that it was hard shelled.
     

  5. Mum

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

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

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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  10. Tivona

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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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