Call ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thomascmrn, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. thomascmrn

    thomascmrn Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have 3 call ducks 1 male and 2 hens they are black Bibb call ducks and I've seen my drake breed both of the hens but I haven't seen them lay any eggs and my Peking and my rouens they lay me a egg almost everyday so is the call duck a seasonal duck
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes most bantam breeds, if not all bantam breeds, are seasonal layers. Your male is just claiming them has his mates for spring when they will begin to lay eggs and start a family! :)
     
  3. thomascmrn

    thomascmrn Out Of The Brooder

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    Now will my call ducks lay on there eggs or I have to get a incubator
     
  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm it depends on your ducks, mine will try to hatch babies but the problem is that call ducks beaks are so small that when they try to break out of the egg they are unable to. And mom doesn't really know how to help so an incubator or a chicken is probably your best bet becuase chickens will help the babies hatch if they sense something is wrong .
     
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    thomascmrn Out Of The Brooder

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  6. thomascmrn

    thomascmrn Out Of The Brooder

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    How are the Rouen ducks about moms
     
  7. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fine, but rouens don't have problems hatching so the mom doesn't have to help, basicly no domesticated duck mother helps their babies as to standard.
     
  8. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, calls tend to be seasonal and only lay 30-60 eggs per season (depends on the variety and genetics).

    Depending on your location, you should be seeing eggs soon. Here in the northeast mine usually start laying in March when it warms up
     
  9. thomascmrn

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    Yeh I live in the south but it rlly is feeling like summer like yesterday was 70
     

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