She laid an EGG???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by farmin'chick, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    I have some 'scovies. 3 hens and some drakes. It snowed here yesterday, bigtime -- (14 - 16"). We don't normally have much snow. The ducks go where they want to, and last night, (in the snow!) some of them went to the creek. Others tucked themselves up under a bantam house in a sheltered area.

    Okay....This morning, when I went to let my chickens out, THERE WAS AN EGG under the bantam house! The bantams lay little eggs, and this was the size of a good sized chicken egg. NONE of my chickens were loose, and there was nothing but duck tracks around the bantam pen...

    I thought Muscovy wouldn't lay until next spring? These were born the end of June so they are about 6 months old now. Whazzup?

  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    We don't get the snow you do but my ducks lay year round.
  3. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Songster

    Jul 23, 2009
    North Dakota
    I live in ND and get snow and big time cold weather, well below zero, my ducks are still laying eggs almost everyday and some are coming from my Pekins which are just 6 months old. Most are froze by the time I get them though, makes my dogs happy [​IMG] !
  4. It's cold, cold here and I have a 1yr old Scovy who is still laying and about to go broody [​IMG] & two 6mo old who just started laying. [​IMG] I keep waiting for them to quit..... in the meantime I just keep selling the eggs .... tis the season for noodle making etc. [​IMG]
  5. pardygwyn

    pardygwyn Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    See, this is why ducks rule. [​IMG]
  6. tia

    tia Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Wonderful - It is just so exciting. My runners just started laying too. I got two eggs yesterday one bluish green and the other white. I'm hoping that the other five aren't drakes. Yikes!!!
  7. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Songster

    Feb 8, 2009
    Northern, Illinois
    I was just about to post a thread about this and I saw yours! My Pekin girls just started laying too! I have 6 all together, 2 of which I think are girls. I live in Illinois so it has been anywhere from 30 to below zero here all month. This is my first time owning poultry so I have no clue when it comes to laying eggs! Last night I went out to find 4 eggs scattered around in their duck house, and now 1 more today! When I spotted the egg through the little doorway I did a double look at the egg, stared at it for a minute, and then ran in the house to get my camera and family. Then I opened the house up and found the rest. I was so shocked to see even one eggs since I thought they wouldn't start laying until Spring! Mine started hatching on Easter and are 8 months old. I recently added a red heat lamp to their duck house so that they dont get frostbitten. It doesn't give off too much heat but it stops the hay and poop from freezing. Could this be the reason why they are laying?

  8. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    Ahh...Could be, but my little Muscovy hen was spending most of her time IN THE FRIGID CREEK, during our BLIZZARD this weekend, so I really don't know if it's the heat lamp! Maybe OUT of the creek seemed like a heat lamp to her, under the hanging pen where there was no snow???
  9. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    When its hot my muscovies head to their coop and when its pouring down they are out sitting in it lol. They love it and no matter what the weather they are ALWAYS in their little pond or willling to be taken down to the dam. My duck lays no matter what the weather too, but it doesn't snow here.

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