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Can a duck lay 2 eggs in a day??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mommyofthree, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got 3 new ducks (1 is a drake) and they weren't regularly laying at their last home. After a week and a half here they hadn't laid a single egg. My 2 ducks that had each been consistently laying an egg a day for 2 months, and they just stopped laying for a few days. I'm assuming it was stress related with having the new ducks..??
    Anyway, I went out this morning to find 5 eggs and i only have 4 females. Could one of them have laid 2 eggs this morning?? I know they weren't there yesterday, there's no way for them to hide eggs in the coop.
     
  2. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    yes,It happens sometimes
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    It does happen- sometimes the second egg will have a softer shell, and they dont lay an egg at all the next day. Often it is stress related that puts a temporary hiccup in egg production but it is something that does happen fairly commonly.
     
  4. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes definitly, mine did a few weeks ago. I only have 1 pekin and she has laid 2 in 1 day.
     

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