Duck eggs in pond water....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by critters, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    are these eggs still any good??

    Went to the pond yesterday to see if any eggs had been laid as yet.....nope! don't see any....
    went to the pond again this morning to check again...still no eggs along the pond like last year
    but in the water! There were 6 eggs in the water....

    my question:
    can I savage these for incubating or are they no longer any good??
    (pretty sure they were not there yesterday...)
     
  2. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I toss eggs I find underwater. I do not take a chance on ruining an entire hatch.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I don't believe they would be good choices to try to hatch.
     
  4. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    How do I stop the ducks from laying the eggs in the water???
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I don't think there is much you can do unless you remove the pool.
     
  6. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you pin them up til they lay and then let them out?
     
  7. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    These ducks are last year hatches....with all the original ducks gone [​IMG]
    so these young ones really don't know what to do.....

    they are incubator babies and had a small wading pool in the yard...
    once they discovered there was a pond out back, that was it...they were gone

    So they went from bator, to indoor pens,to outdoor pens then free range during
    the day and go up at night but now there is no going up...
    they stay and swim/play all day at our pond and only come to see
    me when they want to be fed...

    think I will try and fish some of the eggs out and put them along the bank in a few
    nests, so to speak...?... maybe they will take note and add to these nests?? or
    at least drop their eggs on the bank ?

    guess it can't hurt to try...
     
  8. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would remove the pool or move them to a pen without a pool and toss the eggs that have been submerged. A small doghouse filled with straw is a laying hen magnet.
     
  9. destin0709

    destin0709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I incubated call ducks last year and mine are laying right next to pool in muddy soupy water. They have a house with straw and I put straw on gound next to house but they still insist on laying on muddy ground. I didn't find any the last 2 days... think I'll check in the pool tomarrow though. [​IMG]
     
  10. dbolak

    dbolak Out Of The Brooder

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    I only have two girls but they love the dog house and straw.
     

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