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Daisy laid her egg outside of her nest

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by StephMagee, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. StephMagee

    StephMagee Out Of The Brooder

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    Daisy laid her egg outside of her nest. She doesn't sit on her eggs so I started saving her eggs for the neighbors. I've read that when she doesn't lay them in the best it's a bad egg. So does that mean you can't eat them? Or just an egg that wasn't fertile to where it would hatch? Don't want to give my neighbors bad eggs!
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Sounds like she is just not broody.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Ducks lay where ever they want to sometimes, So most likely it is a good egg she just laid it where she wanted to. I've had some lay in the pool too usually when they first start laying they will lay outside of the house just about anywhere, If she is a new layer leave an egg in her nest to encourage her to lay there she'll learn eventually.
     
  4. StephMagee

    StephMagee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I will go ahead and give it to my neighbor then! She's been laying for a few months now. Her first egg came in June or July. She usually lays them in her nest unless they are soft, then she lays them by the pond. But this one was by her nest, just not in it so wasn't sure!
     
  5. Duckee

    Duckee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rouen duck started laying in early October. She dropped those eggs any place you could imagine! i set up a nest & just kept putting the newest egg in there. She finally is using the box to lay after 6-7 weeks. she only sits on them at night. I'm thinking it's too cold now & maybe she is waiting for spring to go broody...by then she should be a pro :D
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    As long as it's not been laying in the mud or frozen and is fresh it should be fine. They are the best eggs for baking.
     
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  7. StephMagee

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    I have Pekin ducks. She never say on her eggs. She only sits at night. But Pekin ducks are known to be bad sitters. I started taking the eggs out a few days ago. I don't want her to start sitting now. It's getting too cold. But over the summer we would leave a few eggs in the best incase she decided to sit.
     
  8. StephMagee

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    It wasn't in the mud or anything. So from your advice I'm going to go ahead and give it to the neighbors. I know this might sound silly, but I can't bring myself to eat her eggs knowing they could be her babies if she sat on them. Lol
     
  9. StephMagee

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    No she's not! She doesn't have anything to do with the egg once she lays it.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    That's up to you of course but UNTIL she sits on them they will not become babies.
     

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