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Great question!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Oddyse, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Oddyse

    Oddyse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys, heres a question for you! Im building my duckies a pen so that they can stay out all the time and I dont have to lock them up at night. I have super security from boundry fences and a second run fence so they will be safe. The question is ......would a duck lay an egg in the water? this might seem a crazy question, but I dont want to go sifting through the pond every day to fish out eggs! They know where there bed is, well they will do. They lay inside one of the perches inside there chicken/duck house and sleep there, but it will all moved so I will have to show them again first off. Anyways, will a duck lay an egg in the water? Any ideas?
     
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes they lay eggs in the water, mine do it if I let them out to early and they are in the pool
     
  3. Pinx

    Pinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] They do?! I'm gonna be in trouble... I don't lock my chickens/ducks up at night, they have free run of their coop and run (which is completely covered). I guess I need to start getting my egg fishing supplies rounded up lol.
     
  4. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had no idea that mine were laying in the water. I found plenty in their nests...but I just drained my pond and found FIFTEEN eggs in the bottom...[​IMG]
     
  5. Pinx

    Pinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I learn something new everyday on here...

    I wonder how many eggs are in the bottom of ponds that some people let their ducks free range on...

    Edited because I can't spell.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  6. Oddyse

    Oddyse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO WAY!!! Im so glad I asked this question! They will have free roam soon so I better start getting my treat supplies up together ready to get them to bed! they are clever though, if im just giving them treats they will run over super fast! But if im giving them treats to put them to bed, they dont have any of it! [​IMG]
     
  7. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they do lay in the water sometimes. Weird right?!
     
  8. KentuckyFC

    KentuckyFC Out Of The Brooder

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    Interesting question and interesting answer.
     
  9. Oddyse

    Oddyse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im very proud of asking this question! [​IMG] But not so happy with finding out they do lay eggs in water! [​IMG] Ducks just get better and better! [​IMG]
     
  10. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm ashamed to say that the instant I read the question, I automatically thought "What a silly thing to ask, of course they don't lay in the water!"

    Yet I read on and was soundly schooled. I should have known better, there's no such thing as a bad question! Besides, I would have no real way of knowing either way as I keep my girls penned up until they lay in the mornings before letting them out so that I don't have random eggs rolling around willy-nilly. Also, they have kiddie pools, not a pond, but I guess now I know that they might lay in there if given the chance!
     

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