Female Pekin keeps laying in Pond!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newduckowner, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. newduckowner

    newduckowner New Egg

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    I keep finding her eggs in the pond. I made her a nest and she still lays them in the pond. What can I do to stop her?
     
  2. chasinglights27

    chasinglights27 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Grandmas Runners were like that too. [​IMG] I remember she figured out who was laying in the Pond and she put her in a separate pen; with a nest box. One week later the duck learned to never lay in the pond again. Try Isolating her for a week or so. [​IMG]
     
  3. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's crazy! Poor ducky is a little cornfused.
     
  4. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lock her up at night with a nest. Put a "fake egg" or two in the nest (I use golf balls). Don't let her out until 10 ish in the mornings. Most ducks lay by about 9 am, that will give her time to get used to laying in a nest. After a week or so of this she should get it, but my ducks are kept in until 9 - 10 am just so they don't lay out in their yard where I might miss it.
     

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