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First eggs! Woohoo!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Brassmaster, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Brassmaster

    Brassmaster Out Of The Brooder

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    My 19 week old Khaki Campbell ducks surprised me Tuesday by laying their first eggs. Not only did I get one, but two!

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    Here they are beside some of our chicken eggs. I was a bit surprised because a lot of people have said that they would not lay until 22-24 weeks. I guess it is better early than late.
     
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Congrats!!!!
     
  3. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Wow, that IS early!

    I'll tell you a little secret.. our family LOVES to eat our duck eggs!

    Congratulations on your find, and when they begin piling up, give them a try.

    Claudia
     
  4. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    I can't wait for my khakis to lay...24 weeks?! That means mine wont lay till the beginning of november [​IMG]
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I am on egg watch for my buff/khaki mutt. She just hit 20 weeks yesterday. I have another 4 weeks before the welsh harlequin girls hit 20.

    :::tap tap tap tap tap tap:::
     
  6. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Wifezilla, is one of us counting wrong because I got my ducklings on May 5th and I'm pretty sure you got yours after me...Wouldn't 20 weeks (5 months) from my date be Oct. 5

    Or did you get your ducks at the same time as me
     
  7. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Ducks (Campbells, esp.) can lay FROM 17 -24 WEEKS OF AGE. But one really should NOT push them into laying (not sure how one would do that anyway!!) BEFORE 18 - 20 weeks.

    One of my 11 girls began laying last week, just shy of turning 19 weeks.

    She has--interestingly--been laying EVERY OTHER DAY since this past Friday, Aug. 28.

    Fri.... Sun.... Tues.......yes, and again this am (Thurs.)

    Peace
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Wifezilla, is one of us counting wrong because I got my ducklings on May 5th and I'm pretty sure you got yours after me...Wouldn't 20 weeks (5 months) from my date be Oct. 5

    I got my Welsh Harlequins May 13th. 20 Wednesdays later is Sept 30th. Of course, they most likely wont lay until some time in October. Cetawin got her ducks around the same time as us and one of her over-achievers already laid an egg!

    I hatched out Uno about a month before I bought the WH girls.​
     
  9. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Oh That sounds right....cetawin already got an egg. No fair!!
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    cetawin already got an egg. No fair!!

    That's what I said! LOL​
     

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