Duck romance yet eggs still infertile... why?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChickBond 007, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    My ducks have become quite "romantic" since spring began. They are 7 months old now. One hen is laying one egg per day (at least I think it is only one hen), and each day we take the egg, label it, and put it in the incubator. Every one has been infertile by day 10 candling.
    Now, I've tried to "set the mood" with a baby pool full of water 9" deep and also a shallow pan of 2" water (which they prefer for romantic interludes). They're eating well, quacky and happy.
    Why are we still getting infertile eggs? Do I need candles and caviar? LOL [​IMG]
     
  2. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same problem except it is with chickens.
     
  3. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Did you use candles and chick-mash? LOL
     
  4. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The drakes often mature slower than the ducks. yours are all fairly young yet.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    GD is right...you just may need more time. Also, how fluffy is the female's vent area? Too many feathers could be blocking things maybe?
     

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