Confused

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dayna2424, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. Dayna2424

    Dayna2424 Just Hatched

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    I'm a little bit confused. All the post I have read said that Pekin ducks don't start laying eggs until they are 7 months old at least. When I was cleaning out my duck pen this morning I found 4 small white eggs in there and my female duck Cher is just a little over 4 months old. Her and my male ducks sunny are constantly mating so I am wondering if these eggs are fertile.
     
  2. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Welcome to BYC. There really is no set time they will lay. I would say if you found them in the coop and she is mating with the male they should be fertile.
     
  3. Dayna2424

    Dayna2424 Just Hatched

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    Cool thank you now I will have to make a homemade incubator and hatch them so I can have some more little baby ducklings hip hip hooray. I love little baby ducklings. Thank you for your info
     
  4. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Your welcome and good luck with your hatching. I love ducks too.
     
  5. Dayna2424

    Dayna2424 Just Hatched

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    Okay golden feathers another question for you the eggs I am trying to hatch are about the size of a regular chicken eggs will they still produce a baby duck or are they too small
     
  6. Dayna2424

    Dayna2424 Just Hatched

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    Dayna2424 Just Hatched

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  8. Dayna2424

    Dayna2424 Just Hatched

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    These are my two ducks Sonny and Cher the bigger one is Sunny the little one share these are there she's been laying the biggest one I got this morning the little ones are the ones I'm trying to hatch my question is is the little one big enough to to hold a baby duck through the hatching. Or is it going to be too small or do I need to wait for her to leave the big ones to try and hatch them
     
  9. Dayna2424

    Dayna2424 Just Hatched

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    Someone please help me or am I just spinning my wheels trying to hatch the smaller eggs I know they are fertilized because they are always mating
     
  10. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While I have hatched pullet eggs successfully in an emergency (anxious to try my new incubator. Lost the male so it was then or never), I think it would be better to wait a bit for eggs to get a little larger to give babies more room to develop. Every time we had to intervene it was because of a large baby in a smaller egg.
     

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