rubysnana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rubysnana, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. rubysnana

    rubysnana Hatching

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    Hi everyone, we have been keeping chickens for 3 years now, started off with Battery hens, then brought some from a farm and last year my hubby brought me 3 rather hefty white ducks for my Birthday. 1 has recently been laying her eggs in her pond . . is this unusual and are they ok to eat and will the water be ok or will I need to change it?
     

  2. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC. I don't know much about ducks but hopefully someone here will be able to help you
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Oops - duplicate! Sorry.
     
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  4. Dnetschke

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, runbyana, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here. Unsure why she would lay her eggs in the pond or if they are safe to eat. I know egg shells are somewhat permeable so I'd be nervous if they sat in pond water for very long. I would advise you to post in the following thread - folks there might have a better idea of what's going on. Best of luck - hope she starts laying on dry land soon!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  7. luvmychicken

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    Hello and welcome from Louisiana.
     

  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!!
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Is there any way you could keep her locked in the coop until mid day. Most ducks tend to lay early in the morning.
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Provide her with a somewhat private nest to lay in. A fake egg in the nest might help. I wouldn't eat any eggs that have been in the water. :thumbsup
     

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