Call ducks breeding this time of year?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AliciaM, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Yelm Washington
    One of my ducks have been laying pretty steady this week, and I just witnessed another one being bred.. (How to explain to a 5 yr old child that its ok for them to be fighting in the pool??? LOL)

    Is this normal? I thought they were an only once a year type??

    And if it is normal, I need to move them away from the chickens so the chickens dont run them off the nest.. Ive already gotten a chicken egg from the duck nest...

    Now for other questions... Will they set the eggs themselves?? I didnt give them a chance earlier this year and incubated them in the house. How many will she lay before she starts to sit?

    And when I seperate them from the chickens, can I move the eggs she already layed and put them in a spot I want her to lay?? I dont have a duck house, but Im going to use a realy large dog igloo with shavings for them..

    I already put a couple of the eggs under a chicken thats trying to set, but im not holding my breath on those..

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