OMG...No More Hijacking Duck Eggs~ She's Mad!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 1234duck, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. 1234duck

    1234duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Who told me that ducks don't know or aren't bothered by their eggs being hijacked?? My Rouen & Golden Cascade Hens know what I'm doing... Every time I go over to their nests they come Running & Screaming. (Quack, Quack, Quack) OMG, now I feel bad, they are on to me taking their eggs. I've even had the drake following behind them, they can't get outta the pool fast enough. ~Anybody else feel bad for hijacking their duck's eggs/babies?? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2010
    Portland, OR
    yes i do.. I stole 9 today from my BEI nest... Im kinda bummed too.. I wasn't sure if she was going to clutch them this early on in the year, so i decided to take these ones, and i will let her sit the next set. I hope shes not too bummed!
  3. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2011
    i have not had this problem myself. My khaki will not raise eggs. i tried once. she went broody but would leave them for far to long they would get ice cold then shed come back. but on another funny note, they have decided they are not to fond of the new brown leghorns. the roo walked over by "their" pool and fluffed up at daffy my Cayga. Daffy just looked at him for a minute and went about eating the dirt. Well the roo decided he would show daffy who was boss, and jumped and tried to land a spur on Daffy. Daffy took him by the wing and drug him around the yard while the roo was screaming to get away. The roo no longer tries to get near Daffy....................
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    I always wait until my ducks have left the night pens and are out on the grass so they cant see me take their eggs from the nests. I do feel bad at times- as sometimes an egg will end up being laid outside in a nest and they do tend to watch me if they see me pick it up. [​IMG] I havent had many broodies though- and I do let them sit if they are determined to do so.
  5. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

    Oct 22, 2009
    I feel bad only if I disturb one off the nest to get an egg...otherwise I don't let it bug me too much, because Calls sure don't let it bother them when they bury the eggs and abandon them. [​IMG]
  6. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I pull my girls eggs when she is done laying and immediately leaves the nest, she's never given me grief for doing so the drake on the other hand is a sheer terror and will go all crazy on me trying to bite me. LOL, it was interesting for my mom to pull eggs while we were out in Vegas and she stayed to watch our animals.
  7. foxhomechickens

    foxhomechickens Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2010
    Quote:very funny:lol:

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