How many eggs do I leave for a call duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Triplell, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Triplell

    Triplell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a trio of calls and two of them have gone broody on the same nest. They take turns stting on them. My question is how many eggs can tehy sit on with out hurting them. Right now there are 9 eggs in the nest. This is the first time they have been laying eggs and 3 so far are developing.
     
  2. aprille218

    aprille218 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have they been sitting on these? If more than a week I would take out all nondeveloping eggs and just leave the 3. Depending on the size of your calls the eggs they can sucessfully keep warm enough to hatch is usually 4-5.
     
  3. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep updated on the hatch! I love to see little duckies and Calls are soooooooo cute!
     
  4. Triplell

    Triplell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I have taken out 4 of them and left 6. Tonite I will take out 1 more. They sit then get off, two of the ducks are taking turns sitting on the one nest. They sure are persistant little buggers aren't they.
     
  5. seaneduck

    seaneduck Out Of The Brooder

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    My call sat successfully on 11 eggs and 9 hatched.
     
  6. Triplell

    Triplell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow~!!! I should have left the other 3 then I still have them, I am gonna put them back tonite.
     
  7. lavender pekins

    lavender pekins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow good luck i would love some duckies but my dad won't let me get them as they will tear up the grass in our feilds[​IMG]
     
  8. gysygirl

    gysygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two of my calls sitting on 10 eggs each at the moment [​IMG] I have candled one of the nests at one week and all were developing! So now just waiting the 1st ones are due next thursday [​IMG]
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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