Ducks and laying eggs

Jo4dunx

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Hi all I have seven ducks four are boys and three are girls . I don’t know much about ducks and hatching eggs . Two of the females looks pregnant ? Is this possible or does this not happen ? Could it be they r holding fertilised eggs inside them and they will make a nest and then lay ? How does it work with ducks and having ducklings ? If I don’t want loads of babies can I take some eggs away when laid ? Many thanks in advance for any help and advice
 

chickenlittle21

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Ducks don't get pregnant. Your most likely noticing that their crops are full. Their crop is where their food goes after they eat. It is their chest. A female duck will lay an egg almost every day whether its fertilized or not. If a drake (male duck) mates with a female duck after a few days the eggs that she lays will be fertilized for up to a month. If the female duck has an intention to hatch them she will sit where she usually lays her eggs all day and night and once she lays enough eggs to have a clutch of them she will sit on them until they hatch then care for the ducklings after they hatch, this is called being broody.
 

Jo4dunx

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Ah ok they are not pregnant then . They haven’t been laying for over as week now we have had them about the w was decks and got eggs every day at first . They ar around 12 months old but maybe they have been disrupted with moving homes ?
 

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