Duck egg question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amyh, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 11, 2010
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    Do wild ducks lay eggs daily? I don't understand how a captive duck can lay eggs all the time like a chicken... it's very confusing to me.

    Can someone explain?
     
  2. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    Wild ducks lay for a short breeding season and once they have enough they sit on them just like other wild birds. Specific breeds of domestic ducks have been breed to not go broody and continue laying eggs. Modern chickens are the result of the same type of breeding.
     

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