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ducks not staying with eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Larry Idle, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Larry Idle

    Larry Idle New Egg

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    http:[email protected]I have 5 ducks, Mallards, 3 Male and 2 females. I also have 5 RoadIsland Reds. I had to separate the ducks from the chickens due to the ducks were being aggressive to the chickens. My female ducks are laying eggs out in the open and not in their housing. And this is Feb. 2015. And I live in Indiana. My question is, why are the ducks laying out in the cold run area and not in their house. There is plenty off straw and leafs in their housing. So is this normal? Why aren't the ducks setting on their eggs?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm sorry I don't know much about ducks. But chickens only sit on eggs when they are broody - a hormonal thing. Maybe that is the same with ducks. Please go to "OTHER Backyard Poultry" in the forum section above. You will find threads concerning ducks. I am sure those folks can answer your questions.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. Definitely post on our duck section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks, and take advantage of our duck experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! I hope you find all the answers to your question in the duck section that michael OShay has left for you. Wishing you the best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Good morning and welcome to BYC! [​IMG] I hope you find the answer to your question. Good luck!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Sorry, I don't know much about ducks. You may want to post in the Ducks section that Michael O'Shay linked to. Good luck with your flock!
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Unfortunately, I don't know much about ducks, either. I would definitely recommend posting your questions in the Duck section of the forums.

    Good luck with your birds!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     

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