Call ducks breeding this time of year?

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

  1. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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