Mourning???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rhonda0115, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Rhonda0115

    Rhonda0115 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have several Pekin ducks that have just started laying and one the laid for the first time this morning. When I collected the eggs, no one paid any attention except the newbie. She went into her house and started making this horrible crying noise and nosing around in the straw. I figured she would forget or move past it but it's now almost 3 hours later...and she is still crying which has gotten everyone else upset. I had golf balls in each box to encourage laying, etc. so the nest isn't empty. Is this normal? Any suggestions to help her? She isn't going to hatch the egg...no drake. Just never had one 'mourn' before....
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Must be hormones have kicked in and she maybe feeling a little broody? I have several that are broody right now even though I take the eggs.
     

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