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Call ducks and egg laying.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bantymama, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Bantymama

    Bantymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks have been laying but not to regular. One day i will find one and the next 2 and the next nothing and one day i found 4. I do have one that has started to lay in a nest and has 5 in there. How many do they lay before they sit and how many can they sit on at at time. I did collect 10 in a week and put them in the bator, they are on day nine and 8 of the ten are developing. When the hen hatches hers do i need to keep them seperated from the rest or can they all be be together. I have 5 hens and 2 drakes.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've always taken the ducklings away when they hatch so the other adults won't hurt or kill them. Ducks as a rule aren't usually the good mothers that hens are.
     

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