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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bydhatch, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. bydhatch

    bydhatch Chirping

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    Hello! As I'm looking into getting a couple ducks I have a question regarding egg laying. Although it would not be my main purpose in ducks I am still very curious in case it could become an interest.
    How does the female know if the egg is fertile and when/if she will sit on it?
    I'm sorry if this is a rather dumb question, but I'm new![​IMG]
    Thank you in advance!
     

  2. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Crowing

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    I am not sure about that, but my ducks would start wandering off and every day lay in egg in that nest. Then they would start sitting on it. I do not think they know if the egg is fertile or not.
    If you want a good egg laying breed though I recommend Black Swedish, mine is 3 years old and has laid an egg everyday since January 21
     
  3. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chirping

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    Welcome! [​IMG] [​IMG] It's so nice to have you as part of the flock! Have much success in raising your birds!
     
  4. bydhatch

    bydhatch Chirping

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    Thank you! :)
     
  5. Khaki Campbell ducks are also a great egg layers
     

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