Our first duck egg!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by New2Quack, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. New2Quack

    New2Quack Hatching

    Dec 7, 2012
    My 8yo found our very first duck egg this morning!! We are SUPER excited - I had given up hope for any egg production until next Spring (we just bought them a month or so ago and they got very stressed in the move).

    For some reason the duck decided to lay her egg on the concrete shed floor, a few feet from the hay-filled nesting box and apparently NOT in the collection of hay alongside the edge of the shed. The egg had a break and a long crack; it was still mostly whole, but pretty grunge covered and not appealing for eating. Sigh!

    Here's hoping we have more eggs soon to come and that they come out whole and ready to eat! :) I did lay a thin layer of hay out on the shed floor.

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Congrats! [​IMG]
  3. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

    Nov 2, 2010
    How exciting!!!
  4. Carcajou

    Carcajou Songster

    Jul 3, 2012
    Delhi, New York

  5. New2Quack

    New2Quack Hatching

    Dec 7, 2012
    They've been egging up a storm, now! Making up for lost time, I suppose... :D
    We had 2 eggs the next day, both beautiful, and then 1 and then *3* today! How can you even get 3 eggs from 2 ducks? lol!
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Someone was hiding one. Congrats!!!
  7. animalz11

    animalz11 Chirping

    Jul 20, 2012
    QLD Australia
    I was confused when this happened to my Rouens... I would get 2 eggs everyday which I would promptly put under the broody 'scovies as the Rouens were producing fertile eggs but wern't interested in them, but the 'scovied where broody but woudn't let the male near them, so for days I was doing 'ye ol' switcheroo' until the cage was moved to give them more shade during the day, after that I didn't get any eggs for 4-5 days, then when I looked behind the hen house as I wasn candling the previous eggs, I saw a neat little nest of 10 or so eggs, they had used shreaded newspaper, stray hay that would have blown over he horse yard and some brightly coloured string that went missing that I would use to tie up the hay... Cheeky litttle buggers!

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