please help, my Snowy Call Ducks just layed an egg what do I do?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CallDuckLover, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. CallDuckLover

    CallDuckLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help me,

    I adopted my first pair of Snowy Call Ducks in late October.
    They laid an egg this morning. I have no idea what to do.
    Should I just leave them alone?
    I do not have an incubator.
    This is their first egg, so I am very excited.[​IMG]
    The egg should be fertilized because I have the Drake and Duck in the same pen.
    Thank you, any advice will be appreciated.

    Thank you for your help, your friend,[​IMG]
    Alexandra
     
  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] If you want them to hatch it, you should just leave it. When they are ready to start brooding she will set. It might take her a while to decide where she will build her nest. Congratulations!
     
  3. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Take a pencil and carefully put the number 1 on it... or the date, that way if she keeps on laying for a while you can take away the older eggs if you need to.
     
  4. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    oh yeah, [​IMG] from Washington state!
     
  5. CallDuckLover

    CallDuckLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2010
  6. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
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    Your call is laying early!
     
  7. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    All 3 pairs of my Calls are laying and i have almost 12 eggs now, I remove the egg and take a art pencil and mark who it's from and the date helps me keep track of old and new eggs.
    If you don't want to leave the egg in the nest you can replace them with wooden eggs the calls won't be able to tell it's not their's.
    I take mine inside mark them and place them in a Styrofoam carton, I don't use cardboard cartons just my thinking but i believe they draw the moisture out of the eggs.

    Good luck [​IMG] Looks like I'm going to have some early baby's too [​IMG]
     
  8. CallDuckLover

    CallDuckLover Out Of The Brooder

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    ya I am so excited!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  9. CallDuckLover

    CallDuckLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay they just laid another little egg [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2010
  10. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    yay!!! welcome!!!

    I see some of your calls are laying.... OHH i hope mine will SOON!!!!!
     

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