Breeding Wood ducks

beckyjeff

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 16, 2012
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HI i have a pair of Carolina wood ducks and the female has laid 6 eggs. she has been pulling out feathers to line the nest and it looks good. I was just wanting more information and advice as i have never bred these ducks before and it is impossible to find any helpful information online.

I just have the one pair they live in a 6ftX6ft shed with an outdoor aviary and pond, they dont have a nest box as i didn't intend on breeding them and the eggs are on the floor in one corner. She was laying one a day and now looks like she is ready to sit, but she leaves the nest a lot. The male is still with her.

Any information and advice from anyone who has previous experience with these ducks would be VERY much appreciated,

Thankyou
 

kangababy

Songster
9 Years
Mar 30, 2010
594
16
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Alabama
Even if you didn't them to nest they are goign to. If there is not a raised nest they will just find a place on the ground. She should be sitting on them most of the day or when you feed them if she is not on them you can feel them to see if they are warm. She may just be off them when you are there. They scare easily and will leave the nest when you approach
 

beckyjeff

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 16, 2012
14
0
22
Yes i think she is sitting now she gets off the nest and goes out for a swim when i go in to clean and feed them, but she seems fine with it, i think she will be fine i just really want them to hatch :)
 

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