Fishing for eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr

    ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two of my ducks finally started laying!! The only problem is they tend to lay the eggs in the pond [​IMG] Is there anything I can do? So far I have only had to wade in to my knees to retrieve one, but I am envisioning an ever growing pile of duck eggs in the middle of the pond!!! I have no drake, so I know they are not fertile, I like to eat them though!!!! any ideas? [​IMG]
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    How big is your pond? You could attempt one of those floating docks with the nesting boxes.
     
  3. mhoward92

    mhoward92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea linck has an idea for ya. i would second her idea if your pond is big enough
     
  4. ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr

    ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is fairly large, a little over waist deep in the middle, I have been throwing around that idea, but I fear then I would have to SWIM to get them!!! [​IMG]
    here is a pic of my pond
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  5. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I would try one floating dock nesting box and I would tie a rope to the end so that you can just pull it in if they don't go broody. But a lot of the times when ducks lay a full nest they will often go broody.
     
  6. mhoward92

    mhoward92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hah. I knew you were from florida even before i read it on under your name. I lived in florida for 10 years. and them wooden fences is deffinately a signature of florida yards.
     
  7. ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr

    ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, there were lots of those fences all over the place when the hurricanes went through!!
    I have been thinking on the floating island thing, I think if I made it out of pvc pipes, and maybe some hardware cloth covered with hay for them to walk on, that may be light enough to float, but sturdy enough to hold them. I have a 20lb boat anchor I could attach to keep it from floating to the edge by itself, and then tie a rope to the island and the other end to the tree near the pond so I could pull it in....just might work
     

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