Ducks in the nesting boxes?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have nesting boxes about 3 feet from the floor for my hens. I was starting to find an occasional duck egg in the boxes and I tought it was my oldest son find the eggs on the ground and putting them in there. But he said it wasnt him and now it's almost an everyday thing. Does anyone else have ducks that do this?
    Oh and another quick question. I have green and white(opal) duck eggs. And have a runner and a mallard which belongs to which???
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    I have a plastic dogloo in my duck pen, and even though there's no nesting material in there my duck alternates between laying her eggs on the ground or in there....I guess it's just whatever they prefer!
     
  3. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know what color of eggs the runners and mallards lay?
     
  4. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    I believe the green egg belongs to the Mallard and the white egg is the Runner's.
     
  5. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Yep...my call ducks lay their eggs in the nesting boxes...and they're between 3-4 feet off the ground! If you leave it in there, she'll lay till she lays a clutch and then sit on them...that's if you want little duckies...[​IMG]
     
  6. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mallard lays a greenish egg.

    Jayare
     

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