First duck egg and nesting

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jubylives, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my firts egg from my call ducks. It was definetely bigger then I imagined them to be. Anyway, should I provide them with a type of nesting box?

    jeremy
     
  2. BlueLagoonRabbitry

    BlueLagoonRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they may go broody that way. You could use a small pale on its side and with two bricks on each side to keep it from moving.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use 5 gallon buckets with holes cut out. I then fill them with straw and hay and the girls make their nests.

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    Here is a pic of one of my pq calls sitting on her nest last year.
     
  4. ro.netcmarie

    ro.netcmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that there is a pretty neat nesting box i must say!!! i say why i couldnt come up with that one i dont know [​IMG] i will have to try that on my pekin, seeing how she just made a nest in the yard and has 8 eggs in it. just might cover it and put a little straw in there and let her do her thing. i will keep my hands off those eggs, i PROMISE!!![​IMG] got 8 in the bator from her!!!!!
     
  5. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found another egg. It was laying in the middle of the run. Now I've got to decide what to do with them. These have kind of a greenish blue tint to them. Is this normal?


    jeremy
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yes, call duck eggs are greenish blue.
     

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