My call duck laid first egg yesterday. q's on cross breeding

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cherokeechick33, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. cherokeechick33

    cherokeechick33 Out Of The Brooder

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    My lil' chocolate call duck laid her first egg yesterday and well they broke it. [​IMG]
    it was all rubbery and felt gooey. So the eggs will get harder later on right? [​IMG]
    Well we got her at an auction after we got a wild flying mallard drake and we put them together because it was "Love at First at first Sight" [​IMG]
    she was wigglen and kept trying to get to him when we brought her home that day. So can you cross WFMallards with call ducks? I would love to have some baby ducks running around our farm. lol
    Thanks!!
    -T [​IMG]
     
  2. bradybrady09

    bradybrady09 BANNED

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    Everyone is going to be different on this but i cross my mallard drakes with my call females and they have hatched nice babies also i fed my oyster shell just like my chickens because there eggs did that at first and didnt harden on there own.
     
  3. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I had one call duck hen that laid four or five soft eggs (then a dog got her [​IMG] so I don't know if they would have hardened up).

    I would say if one or two are soft, they will get harder - if they don't then go with some oyster shell. Or maybe just offer some oyster shell anyway, since she is starting to lay - it can't hurt and she will either take it or leave it, I assume.

    meri
     
  4. cherokeechick33

    cherokeechick33 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh My Gosh you are a life saver!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Thanks so much I will tell my Mother to get some more oyster shells because we just ran out.... I am so relieved that someone answered!!!! lol thanks I can't wait till I get some babies!! this will be me if I get a few -> [​IMG] sitting in front of the bator or broody duck. lol Thanks again!
    ->T
     

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