Ducks in the henhouse??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chick1043, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I went outside to get some eggs and found my Cayuga drake and my 22 week old Indian Runner duck. When I opened the door (where you get the eggs) the Indian Runner duck ran out of one of the nests. I saw that both ducks were up in the nests. Could it be that my Indian Runner wants to lay and my Drake follows her? Thanks
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It sounds like they could just be exploring their settings. My ducks rarely spend time near a nest unless they are broody.
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Interesting! Makes sense too!
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    One of my Rouen females will go off to lay her eggs in the brush, and two or three drakes will follow her. It's normal.

    ~ Aspen
     
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Sounds good to me! Except, my drake scares the chickens away!! lol I built the Indian Runner a bigger nest since the regular chicken nests are too small for her anyways:)
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    My girls tend to just burry their eggs in their run, underneath the hay. I have to hunt their pen in the morning for eggs! LOL One of my Rouens lays her eggs in the bushes, right outside their pen. I still haven't found her nest. Silly girl

    ~ Aspen
     
  7. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    LOL Easter everyday xD
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Yeah, yeah, yeah!!

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