I found a nest of eggs...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by halecards, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. halecards

    halecards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My six ducks are now around 10 months old, and I knew they'd start laying soon. Today I was out walking and noticed a nest they had made by our shed, which had four eggs in it. I found another nest close by and it had one egg in it. They have been laying eggs all around the yard lately, but this is the first nest I've found. I have three boys and three girls so they most likely are always going to be fertilized. I don't know what to do with the eggs in the nest, because I don't really want any ducklings this year. I'm afraid they'll hatch the babies out, but they haven't started to sit on the eggs yet. Does anyone else have duck eggs but not want ducklings?
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    We just eat the eggs we don't plan on hatching. :drool
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah that.. I have 2 broody hens who I have allowed to nest the others, I take the eggs.. i cannot have that many babies.. besides the other hens just leave the other eggs and nest anyways.. so they are not truly dedicated to the cause lol
     

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