I got my first duck egg today!!!

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  1. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] First duck egg was found this morning - I ended up [​IMG] Dancing like a loon berry and singing to the world that I got the first egg. [​IMG] Pretty sure my DH thought I was the loon berry!!! And of course with the negative temps that we have gotten the egg was frozen but I am still very eggcited!!!
     
  2. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY congrats!! [​IMG]

    I was excited when I got my first egg too. I even took pics. [​IMG]
     
  3. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks weren't sure what to do with all the praise I was giving them [​IMG] I would have taken a picture but since it was already cracked from being frozen I figured the next one will be picture ready!
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Hooray! What a joy!
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  5. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did too! and i must admit, I was a little confused--it was the coldest day of the year, why on earth woudl they lay in -15C weather? But I'm not complaining [​IMG]
     
  6. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] It is a bit funny to think she started in -15+ degrees I figured with the cold snap I wouldn't see any until it warmed up a bit. Oh well not complaining just a bit confused as well!!! Glad you also got an egg [​IMG]:ya
     
  7. Amiga

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    Quote:Perhaps your ducks didn't read the book that says they don't lay in the dark of winter. [​IMG]

    Mine didn't read the section on being cold hardy.
     
  8. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Perhaps your ducks didn't read the book that says they don't lay in the dark of winter. [​IMG]

    Mine didn't read the section on being cold hardy.

    Two of the breeds are supposed to lay year round so I have been waiting, and waiting and WAITING for eggs. But I guess I didn't think I would see any until it was over 0 at least. I know if I were to lay an egg I wouldn't even think about it until spring (good thing I don't lay eggs) I am still surprised I am getting any chicken eggs in this cold!
     
  9. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations [​IMG]. Im on week 23 with my babies and in still waiting for an egg from them...surely it cant be long now.
     
  10. Quote:Wait! You're in Canada and your MUSCOVIES have just started laying in the coldest part of winter?!!
    So do you give them extra light, or heat their coop, or whaaaat? [​IMG]
    Maybe the increase in daylight this time of year is more dramatic up there?
     

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