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Duck laid her 1st egg now what?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kurby, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. kurby

    kurby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my first pair of ducks and the female magpie just laid her 1st egg. Can someone tell me how ducks dO? do the go broody like a chicken or is it different? I need a little 101 if someone can help me. IF she does not sit on this egg should I pick it up or let them stack up?
    Karen
     
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would imagine if she just laid her first egg,she wont be broody....... I would just leave it there and see if she stays on it.if now...take it and use it for baking..or incubate it..... I am not sure how those breeds are with being broody..
     
  3. kurby

    kurby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I don't know either. She sure is cute with her little crest on her head. I hope she will brood them if not how long will eggs stay good to incubate them?
    K
     
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I kept mine for up to 12 days....... some I sent to someone else to hatch were 11 days old and they hatched [​IMG] if you save them each day,just set them in a cool room , big end up in an empty egg carton until your ready to set ......good luck if you do that [​IMG]
     
  5. kurby

    kurby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I hope to set some then the weekend of the 28th when my bator should be empty!
    K
     

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