Eureka!!! The mother load!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shelleyd2008, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Would you believe that these silly ducks have been laying all this time, in the place that they are supposed to be laying? We are kind of ghetto here, so we had a washing machine 'frame' out there by the pond with some straw in it, hoping they would use it for a nest. My 4 y/o happened to look in there today, and found 9 EGGS!!! Who would have thought? [​IMG]
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    LOL...smart ducks! [​IMG]
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have been getting 1 egg every day, or every other day, scattered in various places around the pond. I knew the others had to be laying, but who knew they would be laying in the right spot? I just hope she doesn't move her nest!! I'm thinking this one is either the rouen or the cayuga, since these are a bit smaller than the ones I know are from a pekin!
     
  4. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Please put the on the delecate cycle lol. I'm glad they are using your idea...shhh don't tell them it wasn't theirs. [​IMG]

    julie
     
  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Well I have strategically placed NUMEROUS, great places to lay for the turkeys and ducks, and today I found two nests NOWHERE near any of my nesting places. As a matter of fact the two nests were made outside the pasture in my dang yard and out of the two nests I found 38 duck eggs, 2 turkeys eggs, and 1 guinea egg. Go figure LOL!!! I swear every Spring is like an eternal Easter egg hunt.
     
  6. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you need to tell them to color their eggs, so the Easter Bunny can find them. [​IMG]
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:[​IMG] I have one pekin that likes to lay her eggs right by the water, but never in the same place twice!! I'm hoping that once it warms up I can leave the eggs out there for a week or so, at least that way I'll have enough to bother with!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    [​IMG] delicate cycle.....

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  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I made some dummy eggs out of easter eggs!! I painted them white, but I'm sure it will wear off. So there should be some colored easter eggs out there in a few days!! Just hope the dog finds them. If she does, she'll have a rude awakening!! They are filled with hair gel! [​IMG] That should break her!!
     
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  10. squeakyduck

    squeakyduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have pictures of this washing machine frame? I have a collection of washing machines too. [​IMG]
     

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