Pekin Duck setting on eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dogginfox, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. Dogginfox

    Dogginfox Songster

    I have a Pekin duck that secretly laid some eggs in the chicken coop and is now setting on them. Since its getting colder now at night what are the chances they will hatch?
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    pretty good she will keep them warm
  3. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Good Luck! I had a Pekin hatch 9 ducklings earlier this year, and she raised 8 up to adulthood! One vanished, not her fault. My geese were setting but their clutch rotted so the day the ducklings hatched, they sat on the nest with her. They helped her take care of them! People always say Pekins wont set, but all of mine have! lol.
  4. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    this is so cool. i always heard pekins wouldn't do that.
  5. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Best of luck with it! My oldest girl has been laying the last 8 days (although she took Friday off) and confused me b/c I just knew it was my call girl...but realized soon those eggs were just WAY too big to be coming out of a bantam duck [​IMG]
  6. johulme

    johulme Hatching

    Apr 21, 2013
    love to hear that your duck is setting on her eggs. i have a pair of pekin ducks and my hen has laid 13 eggs now. i am waiting to see if she will start to set on them. how are yours doing?
  7. sarahr0612

    sarahr0612 In the Brooder

    Aug 7, 2013
    I just collected my first dozen duck eggs from my pekin because I have a neighbor who is buying them. Now I'm letting her lay and set on them starting tomorrow! I heard Pekins will not usually set full term though. & my hen lays her eggs in one of the chicken coops that the chickens roost and lay eggs in.. will she set in there even though I go in there to collect the eggs and the chickens go in and out of it too?
  8. johulme

    johulme Hatching

    Apr 21, 2013
    hope so. my pekin duck layed 15 eggs. she layed them in her duck house. then she made another nest outside in the dirt and layed another 8. the first batch started to smell, so i threw them out. the second batch got eaten by crows. (is it illegal to shoot them) now she will start again. i hope the best for you. maybe i will have little ones soon too.
  9. donalddaisy

    donalddaisy Hatching

    Oct 24, 2013
    hi my pekin is laying all around the place i have made a nest for her but she prefers to drop her egg whereever she is sitting at.....what can i do to get her laying in her nest i really want her to sit n hatch......
  10. orlandoeggs

    orlandoeggs Hatching

    Jul 28, 2012
    pekin ducks are not a good setter seems they get bored of it too soon. better off to take away and hatch yourself or under a good broody chicken hen

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