Is she egg bound?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tia Z., Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Tia Z.

    Tia Z. Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2009
    I've read everything on the internet but I want to hear from you about symptoms of a duck being egg bound. I'm not sure if mine is, underneath the base of her tail feathers appears to be swollen but that is the only thing I see that is different than the male. She's been looking around building nests in places for a few weeks now. She sits there for an hour or two but no eggs. She also stopped flying up to the roof at night. Other than that, she has a healthy appetite, I haven't noticed any straining, and her feathers aren't fluffed up. Could it just be that she's preparing to lay an egg and it's not ready yet? I'm nervous!

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