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

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by SammyLady, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. SammyLady

    SammyLady Out Of The Brooder

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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... [​IMG]
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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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.
     
  3. SammyLady

    SammyLady Out Of The Brooder

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    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!?
     
  4. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  5. josy

    josy Out Of The Brooder

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    Even wild ducks hatch year after so I would say that there is definitely no basis to what your mother in law heard.
     

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