Do ducks lay more eggs when they are fertilized? How many babies do they usually have if only bred o

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TMarie, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. TMarie

    TMarie Out Of The Brooder

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    Just curious because you see ducks with a flock of babies... but I've read pekin usually only lay 1 egg a day. And would one time of breeding be enough?
     
  2. DucksnDaffodils

    DucksnDaffodils Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All ducks only lay 1 egg a day (at max), they simply continue to lay in one nest until they have enough eggs in the clutch to brood. As to breeding, I have heard it can fertilize the eggs for up to 2 weeks.
     
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