Do multiple ducks lay thier eggs in the same nest?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Red-tailed Hawk, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Red-tailed Hawk

    Red-tailed Hawk Chirping

    May 29, 2013
    Ok, wierd thing happened this morning. I went to let my girls out of their house this morning and found the usual random duck egg by the front door of thier house (Thier house is two dog houses that we put together to make one long duck house.) That was pretty normal. They started laying a couple days ago and I have found an egg randomly placed in there each day. Yesterday I had thought I'd found a lot when I discovered three, but today I received a huge surprise. Six other eggs were neatly lain in a nest together. I have four ducks. Is it posible that three of them laid in the same nest?

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Ducks will lay in and brood in a common nest.
  3. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Songster

    I have ducks and chickens that wait in turn to go in the box to lay...there are regularly two birds in there, and one or two waiting outside! They have others, this box is just a favourite....I take all but 2 eggs away so that whichever goes broody has something to sit on. Once I had a broody hen and a broody duck sitting together!
  4. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chirping

    Jun 10, 2013
    i think your ducks might be trying to go broody on you good luck with the eggs i m geting none from the ducks [​IMG]
  5. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Songster

    Jun 30, 2012
    LP Michigan
    Yep. That's exactly what those ducks are up to.

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