1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

is it true?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Johndale, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Johndale

    Johndale Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    is it true that if the more eggs u take from ure ducks so they want htch them the more theylle lay?

  2. pardygwyn

    pardygwyn Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    If you want them to keep laying, you HAVE to take the eggs away. Not all ducks will go broody, but plenty will. Just be sure to leave one or two in the nest in hopes they will return to it. They can be tricky about hiding those eggs!
  3. tia

    tia Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    They are tricky about hiding those eggs. Mine have been burying them in the pine shavings. I almost feel guilty when I reach down and take one out. I feel like I'm stealing from them or something, and I'm hoping they aren't hating me or thinking of me as the "big giant that steals their eggs." I keep checking mine, but don't think they are fertile. I haven't seen a bullseye, just a little white dot. I should throw a couple in the incubator just to see. (I've been looking for an excuse to do that." : )
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    I have a pekin duck who keeps laying because she wants babies!!!!! She started Layinig in July. I have taken eggs at various times when she is laying but not sitting yet - to put into the incubator. She has sat four times- But silly girl keeps breaking her eggs. I usually let it get down to 2 eggs- this usually takes about two weeks of sitting on the eggs- and put them into the incubator before she beaks them all. Within a week each time she has started to lay again. She has been very determined to hatch babies- I will leave her to sit on her eggs this time. I want to turn off the incubator.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by