Duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Debra Lynn, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. quackiemama

    quackiemama Crowing

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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  2. Debra Lynn

    Debra Lynn Chirping

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    Thank you
     
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  3. Mademoiselle_JubJub

    Mademoiselle_JubJub Chirping

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    I have two Rouen females and both have the tendency to go broody. The first one shared a nest with my crested duck. Their nest was only 6 eggs that they shared. The second Rouen’s nest was 11 eggs. One was an excellent mother the other was not despite being a tenacious broody. The only helpful advice I can offer is as the hatch day approaches separate the male from the nest. While the males I had were very protective of the nesting females, they invariably tried to kill the ducklings.
     
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  4. Debra Lynn

    Debra Lynn Chirping

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    Yes, I heard that the Male could kill the ducklings. Will separate when it gets closer, right now she still isnt nesting after laying 16 eggs. I'm beginning to think she may not lay on them at all.
     
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  5. Debra Lynn

    Debra Lynn Chirping

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    My rouen just started sitting on 23 eggs full time May 18th, can I expect ducklings around the middle of June?
     
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  6. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

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    Around June 15ish... I would suggest marking them, if she has access to other eggs she'll add them to the clutch.
     
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