egg laying questions!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bayleef13, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. bayleef13

    bayleef13 New Egg

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    My female magpie has layed a clutch of 9 eggs so far and occasionally I see her near them In the morning but she hasn't started sitting, is she waiting for her clutch to be larger before she begins sitting? And should I block her off from the rest of the flock with her eggs when she starts? Please and thankyou!!!!
     
  2. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm by no means and expert as this is my first time with a broody hen, but my Pekin hen waited until she had a clutch of 12 before starting to sit full time.
     

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