duck egg laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shadust1, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. shadust1

    shadust1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 ducks that were given to me because the owners didn't realize that they would get that big or that they were so messy...one person didn't even have any water for theres...lol...anyway....got 1 runner duck..male..2 pekins...n the others not sure...thinking 1 is mallard...so we were just down at the pondn my husband said look there is a duck egg in the water...not only did we find one but 9 eggs in the water...does anyone know why my ducks are laying there eggs in the water. ..shallow enough that I got them with a rake...TIA
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Hi!

    Domestic ducks may lay their eggs just about anywhere. At the same time, some are really good about making a spot and laying there. I have a Buff who lays in a little nest she made. And two Runners who drop 'em where they stand.
     
  3. apricotvalleywf

    apricotvalleywf Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can try to encourage them with nest boxes, golf balls, fake eggs, etc.. but thats about all you can do unless you lock them up until they are done laying for the day 7-8am.
     

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