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First egg? What should I do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LordDuckWings, Nov 27, 2017.

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  1. LordDuckWings

    LordDuckWings Chirping

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    Incubator is OUT.
    Nothing like that excitment of that first egg! And some more?! Should I leave them in her nest so she can lay one by one until all are laid and she can incubate them?
     
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  2. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Songster

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    Are you talking about raising chicks with a broody mama? If so, then leave them under momma, they don't start turning into a chick until they've had heat for a few days. Just let the momma do her thing and you should be alright.
     
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  3. LordDuckWings

    LordDuckWings Chirping

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    Ok! Are ducks different?
     
  4. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Songster

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    I'm not sure on ducks, I've only had just CHICKENS for about half a year now. @chickens really could maybe help.
     
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  5. Allie Grace Sanders

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    Is she broody? Wait, is she a chicken or duck?
     
  6. LordDuckWings

    LordDuckWings Chirping

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    Duck, and she seems to lay a new one every day
     
  7. Allie Grace Sanders

    Allie Grace Sanders Songster

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    Oh, I don't know anything about ducks
    (yet).
     

  8. kesrchicky16

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    She just laying. Ducks have been bred just like chickens. Some breeds are for meat, some for lots of eggs, and some for eye candy and bug control. If you dont have a drake you won't ever have ducklings. What kind of duck is she? Some lay 300+ eggs a year and never will go broody.
     
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  9. LordDuckWings

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    She is a buff orpington duck
     
  10. ChickenGirl555

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    Oh, right. Like @kesrchicky16 said, you need a boy, and you need the mom to WANT babies (go broody). But then again I don't know ducks but chickens do the same thing. Otherwise without a boy it's just an eating egg.
     
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