how often do ducks lay egg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck15, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. farlee flock

    farlee flock Hatching

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  2. farlee flock

    farlee flock Hatching

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    Oh good!! Thank you so much we are learning so much with our ducks it's great to have support
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Mary Did You Know....

    BYC is a great place to learn and of course #1 is having these beautiful critters. [​IMG]
     
  4. farlee flock

    farlee flock Hatching

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    I hope she will kick out the golf balls after she starts sitting on the eggs, I feel bad that we took 6 eggs to put in the incubator but I didnt know if she would be broody or not so lets hope she does!!
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Mary Did You Know....

    Might not get a broody this time of year but then again them girls can be fickle. If and when she goes broody You take out the golf balls.
     
  6. stumpfme

    stumpfme In the Brooder

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    My Rouen started laying the first day of sept she then skipped a day then went several days not laying she now has 8 eggs it's the 18th they are fertile should I leave them or do they go bad after awhile she has them in 3 different sections of her nest she doesn't sit on them during the day at all not sure about the night how do i know if she is going to sit on them or not I'm new to the duck and chicken world thanks Elizabeth
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Mary Did You Know....

    The eggs are usually viable for about 7-10 days before they begin to lose hatch ability she may not go broody especially since it's late in the season might have to wait till next spring. If you want ducklings this time of year you may have to use a bator.
     
  8. stumpfme

    stumpfme In the Brooder

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    If I use a bator will the little ducklings be safe to put with the big ducks since they are their offspring or do j have to keep them separate
    Thanks
    Elizabeth
     
  9. stumpfme

    stumpfme In the Brooder

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  10. LoftonFarm82

    LoftonFarm82 In the Brooder

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    The adult ducks will kill them. I brought one of my duckies out for some fresh air and the Drakes ran over quite aggressively.. I snatched him up before they could hurt him. I'm incubating all of mine and raising them inside and building a separate pin for them until they are large enough to free range and defend themselves. I've got about 50 ducks eggs incubating with a couple dozen chicken eggs. I'm still kinda new at this but I'm certain all the ducks see is a small snack.
     

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