NEWBIE - white ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tball chicky, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. tball chicky

    tball chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all. On Saturday, my wonderful husband went to pick up some chickens for me, from a friends house...and came back with DUCKS. A "supposed" pair of white ducks (no idea what kind).

    Now, it's supposed to be a male & a female. The "male" is bigger & his tail curves up a bit. The "female" has an almost "bald" spot about 2 inches long, on the back of her neck. The problem I'm having is this: On Monday morning we woke to find 1 egg in the duck-yard and then Monday afternoon (around 3 or so), there was another egg in there. Then, I was doing some work in the duck-yard, on their little pond, and I apparently created a hole that was perfect for a nest. So, one of them (don't know which) pushed the eggs into the nest & the "male" was sitting on them. The "female" was "yelling" at him & he just snuggled in a bit tighter.

    I know that my chickens only lay 1 egg per day, but I know NOTHING about ducks so I don't know if this is normal. And is it normal for the male to sit on the eggs?

    Any help would be great. Thanks!!!
     
  2. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Quote:Could you post pictures? Oh and the balding it the male breeding to much could you possibly get another female?
     
  3. tball chicky

    tball chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These two ducks were in a yard with about 6-8 other ducks (2 males & 6 or 8 females in total). So, I don't think that she was necessarily mated too much by HIM...but maybe the other male?

    I don't know that I'd want to get another duck...? I was unaware that we were getting these ones & I was completely unprepared for them. I "borrowed" my daughters pool to make a liner for a hand dug pond for them (that just leaks continuously).

    But my main question is: do ducks lay more than one egg per day & do the males normally sit on the eggs?

    Quote:Could you post pictures? Oh and the balding it the male breeding to much could you possibly get another female?
     
  4. tbitt

    tbitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty sure ducks lay one egg a day.

    Could you actually have 2 females?
     
  5. tball chicky

    tball chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I'm wondering...


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  6. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Quote:
    You may have two female
     
  7. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my duck just started laying and in 3 days I got 4 eggs. I for sure only have 1 female.
     
  8. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they can lay every day, especially the birds bred for egg production of course! I have seen people post here on BYC about males sitting on eggs so it is possible but is very uncommon!
     

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