First Eggs...in Winter??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LilDucky85, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks started hatching on Easter so they are currently 8 months old. They are 5 Pekins, and 1 Pekin-Runner mix. I'm pretty sure 2 of the 6 are female.

    Last night I went out to the Duck coop to unexpectedly find 4 eggs! You could imagine how shocked I was to see them since I didnt expect any until Spring! Now tonight I found one more egg but there could possibly be more buried in the hay.

    I live in Illinois and for the past month it has been anywhere from 30 degrees, to below zero. They have an enclosed duck house with hay, and a run that is covered in shrink wrap to keep out the wind and snow. Since it gets so cold here I added a lamp to their little house. It's red and it doesn't give off much heat, it just prevents the hay and poop from freezing like it had been. I just added it so that their feet and bills don't get frostbitten. Could this light bulb be the reason why they started laying in the middle of Winter?
     
  2. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Im excited to go out and see how many today!
     

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