First standard duck egg!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jkcove08, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally got my first standard duck egg!!! I have a mallard colored hen and a black swedish drake. The funny thing is I just got 15 duck eggs for free from a member on the other board and 2 more duck eggs from a charity auction that I won from there too... I figure I will collect for a couple weeks and then set them. I set 21 goose eggs last year and they were layed one day at a time. I think only the oldest egg didnt develope. I am going to have more ducklings then I will know what to do with. lol Glad there is a swap at the end of April.. Jenn
     
  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    My ducks just started laying over the past week or so too. I have no idea what I am going to do with all the egss. [​IMG]
     
  3. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jenn, I don't suppose you have any runners or cresteds in that batch? [​IMG]

    Congratzzzz on the win!
     
  4. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think so..lol I am hoping to get 7 regular and 3 creasted cayuga ducklings this spring though... I have my fingers crossed!!! I am going to keep an eye out for them at the swap in april and see what I can do. What kind of creasted do you want? Maybe I can find a couple and bring them to Kankakee in June... Jenn
     
  5. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of ducks do you have Sara?
     
  6. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I really don't want any more drakes. I think I have 3 now (a call, and 2 black east indies) IF one of the EI's IS a drake , I'm hoping he'll breed the swedish crested. Time will tell....
     
  7. TransplantedTexan

    TransplantedTexan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age do most ducks begin to lay?
     
  8. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

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    Now if ya'll just want ti share some of those (fertile) duck eggs, I would be willing to take some off of your hands!! [​IMG]
     
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:I have a trio of white calls, a pair of pekins, and two cayuga hens. They are all together. The one cayuga and the pekin are the ones that started laying. I could try hatching them cause I know the pekin drake is doing his thing with the ladies, but I have enough ducks on the pond. [​IMG]
     
  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    My Pekin lays like clockwork now, hasn't been egg bound in over 2 months! The Runner hen hasn't laid for about a month,,, I don't think she appreciated my stealing the egg that became my baby duck! Either that or she's hiding them...... she is sneaky.
    I'm trying to decide if I want to add any other kinds of ducks to my family, so I'm watching to see what you guys do!
    Kate
    Added: Forgot to mention, Whitey the Pekin started laying at 3 months and Hershey the Runner at 4 months.
     
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