How many laying??? 4 girls 3 eggs every 2 days

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jamband, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. jamband

    jamband Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know its all a guess but 4 muscovy girls laying 3 eggs every 2 days..... is it more likely i have 1 laying each day and 1 every other or 3 laying every other?
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it's pretty difficult to tell. I got three eggs today.. so i clearly have a new hen laying.. i know my original pair have been laying since 4mths because they were the only hens.. and my newer ones.. have begun. ( i have 5)

    Perhaps their is some trick.. i do know the size and shape vary a bit with my girls but to try decipher who is laying what would be tough..
     
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  3. jamband

    jamband Chillin' With My Peeps

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    getting 2 a day now so thinking just 2 are laying
     
  4. Wingwalker

    Wingwalker New Egg

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    New guy here with an observation.
    I have 11 hens and 7 drakes all mallards. They all lay in the same nest.
    If I gather the eggs every day I get 2 or 3 each day.
    If I gather the eggs every other day I get at least 10 eggs.
    I have check this by changing from one to the other more than a couple of times and it holds true each time.
    I don't have an answer for it.........as I said "an observation".
     
  5. jamband

    jamband Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are your ducks free range??? my guess is some of them lay in other places the day after you take them all????
     
  6. Wingwalker

    Wingwalker New Egg

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    No all are fenced in. I have a 4ft square box filled with hay that they all go in. They always lay in just one corner and then cover them up with some of the hay.
     
  7. jamband

    jamband Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow....so they actually stop laying you think?
     

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