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First egg HELP!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by meganlovesducks, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. meganlovesducks

    meganlovesducks New Egg

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    I have 4 Rouen ducks (1male 3females) and last night one of the girls was acting weird. Today, she is very protective and made a nest in the duck house for her egg. I cant have another duck since ducks are illegal where i live. I don't know what to do with it and i would feel to bad taking it away and letting the egg die. Any suggestions???? Thanks!!!
     
  2. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Eat it!! Duck eggs are very good! As long as you collect the eggs regularly, they will not start to develop.


    BTW Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. meganlovesducks

    meganlovesducks New Egg

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    has it started to develop after a day or two???
     
  4. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it won't start to develop until she sets on it for a few days. Ducks and chickens usually lay a *clutch* of eggs ( 5 to 15 in quantity) before they set on them to start the incubation. That way they all hatch within a day or so at the end of incubation.
    So unless she is setting on them full time, they aren't developing.
     
  5. meganlovesducks

    meganlovesducks New Egg

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    Well. i took them away. i feel awful for the mom [​IMG] she has been sitting on them all day and then they are just gone but i guess that's what always happens.
     
  6. kindir

    kindir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she'll be ok... I know you feel bad, but she'll go back to just being a duck doing duck things pretty quickly [​IMG]
     

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