quick question...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mynameiserin, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. mynameiserin

    mynameiserin Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 23 duckies, only 7 are old enough to lay eggs... Out of my 7 older ones, 2 are males and the rest female. And over winter they all started laying eggs. They all pushed their eggs into piles but only one of my females would lay on her eggs. after about four days she stopped. Then when spring came they all stopped laying again, and then started again about a month ago, yet again there are a billion eggs some in piles some not and yet again no one is sitting on them this time.
    Is there anything that would cause them not to try and hatch them?
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    If they're not broody, they won't sit the eggs. They'll lay in a pile, but just not brood them.
    My experience with my Call ducks is that they won't brood for many days-it's like they get bored and say the heck with it. [​IMG]
     
  3. mynameiserin

    mynameiserin Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I suppose that makes sense. I probably wouldn't always want to lay on eggs either... but they don't lay them in piles I watch them move them all. But thank you so much. I've been trying to figure it out for a while.
     

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