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It's a conundrum!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by iFairyx, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. iFairyx

    iFairyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone,

    We're a bit confused and wondered if you could offer any explanation/advice.

    We have 6 girls and 1 drake. We have been collecting 4 eggs per day for a
    few months now, however on Monday we found 7 eggs and discovered that one
    of the ducks had made a nest. We left the three eggs in the nest alone to see
    if she would sit on them, but she didn't so we took them out.

    Knowing that there was no eggs left in their housing, we expected to find the normal 4 :)
    However - there was 10!!!!

    Any ideas what this is about?

    Thanks
    Kirsty & co
     
  2. KBlue

    KBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could someone be pranking you??

    Sounds odd to be getting 10 eggs/day from 6 birds. Typically they don't lay that fast, but who knows, maybe your girls are just in a really good mood!
     
  3. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your 100% they don't have a nest some where in the housing that's maybe under straw or anything? They might be laying this much or they have a nest somewhere and moved the eggs.
     
  4. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What are you feeding them? Just started adding ducks so I'd love to know.
     
  5. Jen C

    Jen C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like the girls have been hiding their eggs under the bedding or something. Ducks are not capable of laying more than one egg per day. They are however good at hiding their eggs in an attempt to get a nest full.
     

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