Eggs in the pool?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickschool, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems that one of my ducks is a little confused about where to lay her eggs. For some reason she is laying them in the kiddy pool full of water. Any ideas as to why and how I can get her to stop? Is it just me or is that the weirdest thing anyone has ever heard of.
     
  2. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks are just starting to lay....and doing it all over. I haven't found one in the pool...yet. I talked to the people at the feed store and they said ducks are not like chickens, and unless they are broody, they won't lay in a nest box. The guy said he has a turkey that will only lay her eggs in a clean bowl of water. [​IMG] And a Pekin that will walk around and drop eggs wherever.
     
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:First time layers lay in the pool all the time! my theory is that the water help to relax and let the egg out. after they are streched a bit they will start dropping them anywhere on dry land and if you are lucky they will pick one spot for a nest.
     
  4. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know. Clearly I don't know that much about ducks but learning more everyday. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another ridiculous question. [​IMG] What do you do with duck eggs? Eat them? If so what do they taste like?
     
  6. Kaelinstorm

    Kaelinstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eat them. There is no taste difference. There is a higher fat content and because of this they do very well in quiches and baked goodies to make them fluffier and moister. I eat mine all the time [​IMG]
     
  7. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have been eating ours......they are delicious flat fried....a more delicate flavor. When you crack them open, they have a goo-ier texture. I have also heard they are great for baking and make cakes fluffy.
     
  8. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I had heard the thing about baked goods thing too.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Ours lay in the pool every so often, too. I bake a lot & love using duck eggs in baked goods, especially cakes. The cakes usually rise a little more than ones with chicken eggs in them & are richer. We also blow out some of the eggshells for Christmas ornaments.
     
  10. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just take the pool out for a week and see where she lays.
     

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