so whos getting excited for duck laying season? :D

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducklove334, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    I know i am [​IMG] , all of my ducks but 7 of them are old enough to lay now, yays!

    it's been fairly mild around here this winter, today it was in the 50's, sooo I'm hoping the ducks start laying really soon, i can't wait to have some lil peeps [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2009
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    ooh!..i want baby ducks so badly!..i have to hens now...and i love them to death!...ducks are awesome!....i will def. be getting some eggs this spring to hatch...[​IMG]
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I wish mine would hurry up and lay! I'm getting sick of free loaders! I have had all 4 of my females for at least 3 months and haven't gotten one egg! Two of them might not be old enough, but the other two definitely are. They are just being lazy!
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    I guess I shouldn't complain about no eggs for 2 weeks, huh? LOL

    I just added a "night light" to the duck hutch. I should know if that is going to help soon. My buff wont lay until Spring, but the khaki and the runner should be laying any time.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2009
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    i live in mass..and i am still getting 1 duck egg every day..out of my 2 hen ducks(the other day i had 2 in the nest..)...but..i suppose it will stop soon..because of the winter?...i dont really eat the duck eggs anyways dosent bother me if they lay or not....well..i do add them to my scrambled egg mixture sometimes,and they taste pretty good.....but my pets mostly get them...
  6. foxonfire

    foxonfire Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    ME ME ME! I'm very eggcited![​IMG]:weee

    My girls layed up till late November....then it got cold (for N. GA!)

    I'm hoping they will lay in a month or 2. I should be swimming in eggs with 8 hens![​IMG]

    Then I will incubate a couple....yay![​IMG][​IMG] good thing my dh loves me! [​IMG]
  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I can't wait for fresh duck eggs. Yummy!
    Normally at least 2 lay through the winter, but it has been especially harsh here and the girls went on strike and I can't blame them!
    Once the weather gets back to normal we will see eggs again, but in the meantime, I am enjoying watching and interacting with them.

    I love my ducks. [​IMG]
  8. Dill

    Dill Chilling Out

    Nov 10, 2008
    I just feed my duck eggs to my pets.. lol.
  9. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Me, me, me too! My guys are definitely getting in "the mood". I have a pair of call ducks, and I know I'll just have an absolute fit when I get the first egg! [​IMG]
  10. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    None of my hens have even layed thier first eggs yet, cept for maude, my 2ish year old pekin, but she hasn't layed since it started getting cold O_O.

    my blue swede won't be old enough til...april, and my 5 muscovie ducklings just finished getting thier flight feathers, I'm not sure how old my white scovie hen is.

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