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First eggs of the year in the UK?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck55, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. duck55

    duck55 Chirping

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    Hi,
    When would you expect your Ducks to start laying after Winter in the UK?
     

  2. I am in North Shropshire and we had (found) our first Duck Egg on the 6th of Feb we are now getting pretty much one a day.
     
  3. duck55

    duck55 Chirping

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    Quick update.

    Our ducks hatched 4th October 2012.

    First duck laid 6th March 2013.

    Still waiting for the second to start.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Yay Congrats, so exciting to get that first egg. [​IMG]
     
  5. duck55

    duck55 Chirping

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    Taste good too!


    We're assuming it's the white Duck laying, as the eggs are whitish in colour.

    Should we be expecting green/blue eggs from our black Duck??
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    what breed? Runner, Pekin? and what breed is the blk? I understand runners can lay a greenish colored egg. you need to post some pics of them now that they have grown up. [​IMG]
     
  7. On Wednesday (6th of March) all five of our ducks laid eggs on the same day and all in the shed before we let them out.
    That's a first for us

    They even beat our Eleven Chickens and I have no idea when the Chickens will all lay on the same day

    This week it been Ducks 17 eggs Chickens about 5!
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2013

  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    [​IMG] Congrats!!!
     
  9. duck55

    duck55 Chirping

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    Here they are. Not sure of the breeds.

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    Last edited: Mar 9, 2013
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    they are adorable, is the white one a white campbell looks too tall to be pekin, and maybe blk swede or mix. I don't know just guesses but they sure are cute. blk one could be runner mix/ [​IMG]
     

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