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holy duck eggs batman

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by stargazingmommy, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh holy hannah...I just went took my ducks back outside(they were in the house for a bath).
    I check the coop daily for eggs when I shoo the broody chickie outside. No eggs. I was sure they both stopped laying a week or more ago...
    So, i checked on miss broody and found not 1 duck egg. not 2. not even 3...but *4* duck eggs that were NOT there last night when I locked them up for the night.
    Unless the buff orphington chick started laying, but I'm pretty certain these are duck. I know they aren't from miss broody, she's a banty.
    maybe the BO found them in the yard and relocated them(only in my dreams).
    no, theres no way I could have missed them, not where they were located.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Is some human joking you?

    Or (not likely) you're underestimating the sneakiness of your ducks!
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  3. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:well, one kids got her eyes glued to the tv playing a video game. one's not home, and hubby won't touch the eggs unless its to cook them(he has parkinsons and is afraid of having a major tremor and dropping an egg).
    and the dogs won't let anyone else in the yard...
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    yup - duck sneakiness
     
  5. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    update a bit I guess
    I put a camera out there to see if someone was tricking me.
    Every day since she has laid 3-4 eggs.
    No one but the dogs out there, and they don't have access to the coop.
    I've removed all the bedding and replaced it, there are no hidden nests.
    they are not banty size, just a normal duck size. The Buff Orpington has started laying, but her eggs are banty size and brown.

    So, the invisible man is sneaking into my coop and placing extra eggs there, or my duck is laying lots.
    The other duck is a male from his quack down to his drake feather.
    I've seen them mating and seen the other evidence of him being male.

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    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
  6. duckdad

    duckdad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 to 4 a day? wow ! I did'nt know that was even possible...that duck may have excess calcium or will have reduced levels...thats a LOT of egg to produce for a duck.

    ...and I thought that 1 everyday for 2 weeks was alot of work !
     
  7. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So are you still getting that many a day ? Like. Amiga said, ducks are sneaky and smarter than chickens and most of the ones I've had would cover their nests when they leave.
     
  8. duckdad

    duckdad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:


    First time I saw a full clutch of around 10 eggs covered with straw and leaves and such that was perfectly rounded and swirled like the wind had done it, I was looking around for foot prints thinking that a human had been in there and was messing with me !

    I was blown away when I discovered that a hen can do that by rotating in the nest before she gets up to walk away....very sneeky and smart these birds are !
     
  9. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it comes and goes, I'm getting at least 1 egg a day, other days 2 and sometimes 3. She generally doesn't lay in a nest of any sort, just on the ground or on top of the straw and walk away. I'll find them just right on top of the straw in different spots in the coop
     
  10. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh well that sounds normal too, unless ducks are planning on setting, they will just drop an egg where ever they are standing when they get the urge. So I don't know, maybe you have a very productive layer, what breed is she ?
     

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