Rouen duck laying eggs question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crazyh717, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. crazyh717

    crazyh717 In the Brooder

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    My Rouen's I believe, they may be mallards but only 8 months old, one male one female, have started laying eggs
    First they laid all over then dug a hole and laid 7 eggs.
    Well yesterday she buried them.
    My question is, is that ok? Will she still sit?
    And will my Drake? Mate with my white ducks I have? I got then a month ago
     

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Hard to say with ducks. Some are natural born setters, some not, and we don't know ahead of time.

    Same with the mating . . . it's pretty much up to them.

    Is the nest in a safe place? If she does start sitting on them, if they are not in a predator-proof place, she is at great risk of getting killed. Either build a safe pen around the nest or move the nest. She may not sit if they are moved, but I'd rather keep my duck safe.
     
  3. crazyh717

    crazyh717 In the Brooder

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    She is safe I can guarantee it just not sure about burying them even the new one today it was on top then she buried it
     
  4. crazyh717

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    I'm curious tho do you remember what she was like when she hatched out the one you v have? I'm a worried eh inter species mother? Lol
    I got 7 in my incubator the other 7 are hidden under dirt no behind a hidden crate that she just hid
     
  5. crazyh717

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    So I got another question, umm my white ducks are sitting on my Rouen's eggs.
     

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