Duck Eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jeanette39042, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Jeanette39042

    Jeanette39042 In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2015
    This is our first time with Pekin Ducks. She has laid 7-8 eggs in one place, but we don't see her sitting on them. How do you know if she's laid them to hatch or is just putting them in one place?

  2. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chirping

    May 23, 2016
    New Hampshire
    It's rare for Pekins to go broody.
  3. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

    Jan 27, 2014
    But it does happen. Actually, in my flock they go broody a lot but tend to abandon their nests. I usually see the nest being lined with feathers before they start to sit. If yours is going brood you will see a drastic change in her behaviour. Lots of disgruntled like quacks, head kind of jammed down and ready to strike. If you want to wait it out start numbering the eggs so you can pull some if she does decide to sit. Depending on her lucky number (whatever she decides to lay and sit on), you might want to cull taking the oldest ones first[​IMG]

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