NEWBIE - white ducks

tball chicky

Songster
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Mar 10, 2011
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Safford, AZ
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!!!
 

DuckLover2399

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8 Years
Jun 7, 2011
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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?
 

tball chicky

Songster
8 Years
Mar 10, 2011
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Safford, AZ
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?
 

tbitt

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8 Years
Apr 28, 2011
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I am pretty sure ducks lay one egg a day.

Could you actually have 2 females?
 

AdamD77

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Jul 1, 2010
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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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