Mandies--- 8 eggs in Nest! help/question on p.4

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickenlisa, May 10, 2009.

  1. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    2,433
    29
    238
    Apr 9, 2007
    I've got 4 Mandarins- 2 girls and 2 boys. They are almost 2 now. I found 5 eggs in the 1 nestbox! There is a bunch of wet hay, branches, leaves. then the eggs and some feather fluff! I hope she's getting ready to go in and sit on the eggs. Yippee! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2009
  2. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Cool - I am still waiting on my pair to do something. -- Congrats
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thats great. I just put about 7 in the incubator 10 or so days ago. All look fertile but 1. I have another 9 to put in this tuesday. I will be hatching them with call ducklings, as ive been told putting them in with domestic ducklings teaches them how to eat and drink.

    I originally bought 2 pairs, but 1 male got out of the pen. So I have a trio, but so far the drake has been mating with both girls.
     
  4. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA
    I hatched 4 white and 3 nomral colored mandarins split to white. That's a start.
     
  5. cawooduck

    cawooduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    314
    4
    131
    Mar 21, 2009
    Livermore, CA
    Quote:Thats good news that you have 5 eggs, but dont be surprised if she lays about 3-4 more before setting, which is even better, right!!..............Jason
     
  6. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    2,433
    29
    238
    Apr 9, 2007
    I checked today and there are 7 eggs and more fluff in the nestbox. Keep it up little girls! The more eggs, the merrier!
    Hope she does sit and hatch some babies!
     
  7. waibel zoo

    waibel zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    462
    3
    131
    Mar 23, 2009
    Sandy, UT
    Are mandarins noisy? Are they tame?
     
  8. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    2,433
    29
    238
    Apr 9, 2007
    not noisy, but not tame at all. Pretty spazzy and scared!
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Try putting some small domestic ducks in with them. I housed my Mandarins in a large dog kennel with around 14 call ducks. That made the mandarins calm down ALOT and become alot friendlier. They still wont let me touch them, but now I can get within 2 feet of them and they are fine.
     
  10. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    2,433
    29
    238
    Apr 9, 2007
    I did put my 2 Australian Spotted ducks in that pen too, more for lack of another safe pen for them, but maybe I'll keep them there.
    Thanks! Hope it works!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by