My Cayuga is laying

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

  1. Cayuga mama

    Cayuga mama In the Brooder

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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 Songster

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

    happyhens1972 Songster

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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 Songster

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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. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma Premium Member

    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 Free Ranging

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

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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

    Angela Thomson Songster

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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 8 Years

    Congrats!!
     
  10. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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