My Cayuga is laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cayuga mama, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Cayuga mama

    Cayuga mama Just Hatched

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    I have 3 Cayuga ducks, one is a drake. My question is, they have started laying eggs. Should I leave those eggs alone or not?
     
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  2. Athena2344

    Athena2344 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want babies yes, if not pick em up
     
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  3. happyhens1972

    happyhens1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For what purpose? Do you mean so they can hatch them? That is your personal choice as to whether you want more ducks. If you mean to encourage further laying, then by all means leave them but mark them so you can tell which have been hanging around for a bit....or swap them out as you get newer ones.
     
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  4. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only if you want to let her try and hatch some babies! If not, or if she isn't setting, I would pick them up so they don't spoil. Do you ever eat them?
     
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  5. Collect them. She is too young to go Broody yet. Collect eggs daily. Wait till summer to try letting her Brood. Not all Hens go Broody.
     
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  6. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Chicken Obsessed

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    Great to hear! I’m hoping mine start laying soon as well.
     
  7. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Chicken Obsessed

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    Got any pictures of them??:pop
     
  8. Angela Thomson

    Angela Thomson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I GOT MY FIRST CAYUGA DUCK EGG YESTERDAY! WOOT!
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Congrats!!
     
  10. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Chicken Obsessed

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    Wonderful!! Let’s hope my girls are soon too!
     
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