Muscovy Duck and her tiny eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Crafty-Duck, May 28, 2012.

  1. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Songster

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    I have a Muscovy duck that is about 31/2 years old and about 2 years ago she started laying tiny eggs way smaller then chicken eggs is this normal? She was laying good eggs up until then. So I would like to know if something is wrong with her, she seems fine[​IMG]
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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Oh she's so cute :love

    I'm sorry.. Not really sure what could be causing her to lay small eggs. If she seems healthy otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it.

    My muscovy hen just started laying a week ago today, and the eggs are double the size of a chicken egg. :/
     
  3. Crafty-Duck

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    Thanks[​IMG] I don't care about the eggs I just want her to be healthy.I give her oyster shells every once in a while for the calcium but still tiny eggs I don't get it.
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  4. Crafty-Duck

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    Anyone else have an opinion?[​IMG]
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    It could be her age, I know at age 3 chickens are pretty much passed their egg laying prime, I have 3 Muscovy girls that are going to be 8 this July and only 1 is still laying, and I have found a tiny egg in their nest before but only once. I would keep oyster shell out for her all the time though. I use deep litter so there could have been more tiny eggs and when turning over their litter I missed it. She looks very healthy, but you have to be the judge of that, Eating good drinking good. acting like a normal Muscovy would. LOL
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  6. Crafty-Duck

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    As far as I can tell she is very healthy!!!! the pics were taken a couple of days ago.It's like she goes through her egg laying cycle laying a small egg almost everyday then after she stops she goes broody and wants to lay on them we don't let her of course.Last month we gave her a chicken egg to sit on and she hatched it out and wasn't really happy to see what was under her [​IMG]long story short we had to take it before she killed it[​IMG]Oh well as long as shes healthy I don't need any duck eggs.
     
  7. Crafty-Duck

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    She was laying tiny eggs because of her age! Now she has completely stopped laying all together.
     
  8. Valntyn

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    She's so pretty!!! She looks like she's smiling. [​IMG]
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Well now the reason she isn't laying now maybe because of the time of yr. Mine stopped laying in Oct and won't start back till spring.
     
  10. Crafty-Duck

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    She hasn't layed for 5 months now and before that she wasn't laying very much at all except the tiny eggs.Before she would lay all year round!!!!!!!! she was an egg laying machine.
     

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