duck is laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by streemers, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Guess what everyone I just found an EGG in the duck house!!!!
    they havent layed in 6weeks so i am so happy:lol:
    I was really getting sick of store bought chicken eggs:p
     
  2. batorcrazzy

    batorcrazzy Out Of The Brooder

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    i like duck eggs better than chicken eggs
     
  3. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my too. i like fresh chicken eggs but i like duck eggs better!
     
  4. doubleostud

    doubleostud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with you, luckily I have a pekin that lays everyday, and I mean everyday. Its nice having her around.
     
  5. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a pekin also but she hasnt layed yet. my mutt layed this 1 and my blue swedish is getting close!!!!
     
  6. OzarkCountryGirl

    OzarkCountryGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have a Welsh Harlequin and since she started laying in October (she was hatched out last March) she has layed every single day since, without fail. But now finding her eggs is often a challenge as she's free ranged and likes to hide her eggs in piles of leaves. [​IMG]
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    All right, well my ducks must be broke. I have 4 ducks, 2 pekin, one cayuga, and one rouen. I have had them all for at least 4 months. The two pekins were adults when I got them, the other two were young still and have grown a bit since, but still I should be getting SOMETHING!! I hunt for eggs everyday, and nothing!! [​IMG]
     
  8. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got mine 2 at 4 months and 2 at 3 months. the 4mth olds started laying in Nov. and stopped 6wks ago and 1 just started laying again the other is close. you can see her hind end right behind her legs getting lower but not as low as the 1 that layed today. the other 2 (1 was a drake) hasnt started to lay yet and her hind end is still high off the ground. but i know she is a pekin and i think here in a month or so will start to lay. dont worry about it. they will lay when ready ...... sometimes it takes longer then what we feel is needed;)[​IMG]
     
  9. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky you! I have a 24 week old Cayuga who hasn't started laying... yet. Today I found her in one of the nest boxes, trying it on for size. Hopefully that means she'll surprise me with an egg soon!
     
  10. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    might be... mine was going in the duck house alot to sleep at night and a few day after started laying...
     

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