My Calls started laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mstricer, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    My 2 Call Ducks just started laying eggs, is there a way to get them to lay in a nest and not in the mud? They have a coop but lay it where ever they are. Can I build something?
    Thank you, Michele
  2. ruralmom

    ruralmom Songster

    Aug 14, 2009
    NW Colorado
    I have very little experience and please listen to others if anyone offers, but I would provide some sort of privacy for the hen. Like a bucket or box (crate) turned backwards in a corner, just far enough away from the wall for her to get into and some bedding. If you lock up your ducks at night they probable do not know where to go for a nest. Then I would put the egg they layed outside in the nest marking by date layed or someway to identify it. They may get the idea with other eggs in the nest. Good luck! calls eggs are a b*^$h to hatch.
  3. srpaint

    srpaint Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    I would try and give her some kind of box with some privacy and bedding. If you have other eggs or even the ones you are getting from her, put them in the nest. It might help her know where to lay.

    Oh and congrats!! How exciting!
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2012

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