Natural Hatching Process Question...about afterwards...

SammyLady

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Apr 11, 2016
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This is our family's 1st hatching adventure. & We ended up doing so by accident, our Loula went broody so we let her sit on them, we are "EGG-CITED" for this adventure! So I estimate she has been sitting on her eggs now for 20- some- odd days... so soon! My question is, how long after her ducklings hatch will Loula go back to laying eggs on a daily basis? Logically in my head it seems like (like humans) give it some time and resume as normal... Well in my ear my mother in law is constantly chirping, " we know a guy who has raised ducks for 15 years and if you let her sit on eggs they won't hatch and she'll never lay again"...

This can't be true... fellow flockers, please give me some reassurance my Loula will lay again...
 

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That's not true at all, mother ducks take excellent care of their ducklings and they start laying again when they're done taking care of them. And they will hatch as long as they're fertile. Ducks take care of their babies for a month or two usually.
 

SammyLady

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Apr 11, 2016
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That's not true at all, mother ducks take excellent care of their ducklings and they start laying again when they're done taking care of them. And they will hatch as long as they're fertile. Ducks take care of their babies for a month or two usually.

just as I thought! there's not much for "proof" web searching, I am no good at web searches any how. but it's just common sense right!?
 

Weehopper

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There is a wealth of information on the net about brooding and hatching ducks; both by incubator, and by the mother. Just google brooding and hatching ducks.
 

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