Is it possible for a duck to lay 2 eggs in a day?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Donnigan, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two pekin ducks and both lay everyday and have for the past few weeks and when they don't i look all through the henhouse. But this morning there were three duck eggs! Is it possible for a duck to lay two eggs a day? [​IMG]
     
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    It's possible but hardly ever happens
     
  3. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    Could a chicken have gotten in there and laid the egg?? How old are your Pekins? It takes 24 hours for an egg to go through their system but when they are young things are still working themselves out.
     
  4. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It happens. Most often with younger ducks or those from breeds know as heavy layers.
     
  5. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are 14 months old. The ducks sleep with the chickens so a hen could have laid it but it was with the duck eggs and looks exactly the same.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2016
  6. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I think by 14 months their systems should have it all worked out. The picture definitely looks like a Pekin egg. Have you noticed any double yolks?
     
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  7. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It happens more often in younger hens but it can still happen to older hens. It's really nothing to worry about.
     
  8. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, they have never laid a double yolk before.
     
  9. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep. My DH and I just had this debate a couple weeks ago ha-ha; we were getting double egg count from our ducks (mallards and one Rouen) for about 2 weeks, and then they must have realized winter was setting in and stopped altogether. I thought maybe a Mallard was laying, too, but no. It was all the Rouen.

    She's young, so I figured it was a horomone thing, but 14 months old seems too old to be fluctuating like that, unless she just started laying, or its spring.
     

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