Got my first duck eggs today :-)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GermanChick, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. GermanChick

    GermanChick Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
    NW Missouri
    My ducks just turned 17 weeks today and I found 2 eggs in the coop this morning!!!! So excited !!!!! Had them for breakfast and they were yummy :) Now we just have to have a talk about proper use of nesting boxes. I knew they were getting close to laying so I got them 3 nesting boxes with hay in them. Found the eggs in two different corners of the coop on the floor……. I know they have been in the nesting boxes because the hay is trampled down, guess I have to get more hay and a couple of fake eggs. Hopefully they will get the hint ;-)

    I have 2 runners, 1 golden hybrid layer, 1 white layer and 1 black swedish. No idea who produced the eggs…..
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Oh, congratulations! Those first eggs are so much fun! I was wondering, do duck eggs taste exactly like chicken eggs?

    I know a few of my hens also layed on the floor of the chicken coop at first. Once the others started using the nest boxes, they followed suit.
  3. Sfraker

    Sfraker Songster

    Feb 17, 2014
    Western NC

    My first eggs were laid in the dirt. [​IMG] After that they started using the nest boxes. I figured that were figuring out what was going on. It must be odd to suddenly start laying eggs.
  4. SerenityRachel

    SerenityRachel In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2014
    Congrats! We just started getting eggs too. Ours were laid outside the coop, in the middle of the run, covered in poop. Haha![​IMG]
  5. bunniesanchez

    bunniesanchez In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2014
    so happy i found this thread! i have a question. i bough 2 ducks as babies.... they are much larger now and we know one is a girl and one a boy. if the girl lays eggs does this mean it will be fertile egg? and if so will she know to sit on it? i guess what im trying to ask is if we will have baby ducks in our future? lol
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    You may, some duck breeds have had the broodiness bred out of them, but that doesn't mean even among that group some will still go broody.What breed are you talking about and yes if you have a drake and a duck you should have fertile eggs.
    Welcome to BYC
  7. KARy408

    KARy408 Chirping

    Aug 18, 2014
    Livermore, CA
    Oh congrats! Isn't it so exciting to see your "hard work and effort" turn into fresh eggs! We have 4 Peking Ducks (or possibly 3 ducks / 1 drake) that are 24 weeks old today. We found our very first Egg on Friday the 8th (Aug) and received about 1/day then over the next week. 2 were the size of extra large chicken eggs, all the rest were even larger and contained double yokes! Then since this Saturday, we've received nothing! Is this normal? I figure if only one or two of the girls is actually doing all the laying, than maybe she/they just need a break. But I was sure there'd be an egg waiting for me this morning, and still nothing...anybody out there have any thoughts???
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2014

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