Question about duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bayouchica, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hey yall, my mallard, Miss Quacks has been laying up a storm. I've got 13 eggs total so far. [​IMG]
    She's been laying everyday for the past week. Is that normal? I thought I ducks laid every other day?
    Another thing, her eggs are about the size of a small standard chicken egg, should I let her try to hatch them that small? About how many will she lay before she goes broody???
    I'm going to have to make her nest bigger if she keeps this up,lol.
    Thanks,Miriam
     
  2. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    yippee, my duck always laid 14 and everyday too
    Not sure about the size issue that you are having though.

    My girl dug her eggs under in a big hole and then covered them up with downy feathers and hay to make them snuggly just before they hatched when they were due.
    Good luck, hope someone else has some more info on the size.
     
  3. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    My 3 ducks have beenlaying almost every day since Christmas. The runner is the most regular, the rouens take a day off now and then.

    I just wish my DH hasn't suddenly become allergic to them!! arrrgh![​IMG]
     

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