Can Broody ducks continue to lay eggs?

Sadiew

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I have two muscovies and one has been going broody and has now been sitting permanent on the eggs for a few days now and being very protective on nest, she normally lays one egg a day and even though she is on nest last two days has been an egg a day appear outside the nest, I know it is not any she is sitting on as have them all marked, this is first time having a broody duck, is it possible she can continue to lay? or is my other duck who I thought was male actually a female have never known for sure and no one in my area can tell me either, I presumed as it was always same duck I have seen lay and never had two eggs a day that it was one of each, poor Daisy if she sits the whole time and no babies ;(.
 

Miss Lydia

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I have two muscovies and one has been going broody and has now been sitting permanent on the eggs for a few days now and being very protective on nest, she normally lays one egg a day and even though she is on nest last two days has been an egg a day appear outside the nest, I know it is not any she is sitting on as have them all marked, this is first time having a broody duck, is it possible she can continue to lay? or is my other duck who I thought was male actually a female have never known for sure and no one in my area can tell me either, I presumed as it was always same duck I have seen lay and never had two eggs a day that it was one of each, poor Daisy if she sits the whole time and no babies ;(.
When my Muscovy girls start making their nests they will continue to lay and even for a few days after they start to sit for good. How old are your ducks? and is the one not sitting quite a bit larger than the sitting one? maybe post some pics we maybe able to tell you if you have a drake or a duck.
 

Sadiew

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When my Muscovy girls start making their nests they will continue to lay and even for a few days after they start to sit for good. How old are your ducks? and is the one not sitting quite a bit larger than the sitting one? maybe post some pics we maybe able to tell you if you have a drake or a duck.
Thank you Miss Lydia,
here is a pic of my two for you to look at:



The one at back I know is female and has always laid one egg a day even during our winter as we have mild winters here in Spain, the one in front I hope is male and I have never seen this one lay and never had two eggs a day. They have just turned one year old this week.
 

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This is another pic of on I hope is male.
Sadiew, can you get a close up of the one you think is a drake? because it looks like it may be a duck to me. just doesn't have the large carnicles like the drakes I have or of others I've seen but maybe just not close enough to see good. thanks.
 

Sadiew

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Thanks here is close up of one I hope is a drake does it give you a better idea?
 

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adult female
Adult male
I could be wrong but that maybe why your are seeing eggs outside of the nest. and mating there should be alot of mating going on at this age especially.
 
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Sadiew

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Thank you very much for your help hmmm yes does seem to be I have 2 females, oh dear poor Daisy will be sitting on duds ;(
 

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