no more eggs? update! an egg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by clintwilson59, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. clintwilson59

    clintwilson59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other day, Monday I think, I found a duck egg so I took it and threw it in The bator. My mallard hen hasn't laid since. This is her first year to lay. I know she isn't hiding them because I've looked every where in the pen. Any ideas of why she is no longer laying?
     
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  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    When they first start to lay it may take a while to get into a proper laying pattern. I would have waited to put the egg in the incubator until you had cracked a few to see if they were fertile. Then i would have waited til I had a few eggs laid and then put them all in at once. I am sure your hen if not hiding the eggs will get into a better pattern of laying soon.
     
  3. clintwilson59

    clintwilson59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i am borrowing the bator so when i found the egg i figured it wouldnt hurt to try cause it would probaly be my only chance for a while. it is fertile, i've been candling it and now its on day 7.
     
  4. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are lucky that it is fertile. Usually the first 2 weeks of a duck that has never layed before are useless. They are usually of poor quality then it comes to fertility.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Are you sure she isn't hiding those eggs on you?
     
  6. clintwilson59

    clintwilson59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure she isn't hiding them, she is in a 20 by 20 pen with a pool and a little house. If an egg was laid I would have found it.
     
  7. clintwilson59

    clintwilson59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well last night I stuck 2 Easter egger eggs in her pen and she rolled.them around. thEn this morning I fount one she layed!
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I guess she just needed a hint! [​IMG]
     
  9. clintwilson59

    clintwilson59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I guess so, I figured it would have taken longer than that but I guess not! I went back to check on her before dark and she had th egg buried.
     

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