The Duck Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    If your in the US and your Scovys are young you may not get a broody till next year. when you say shares the nest do you mean sitting on it or laying eggs in the one nest.
    19 is alot for a first time broody anyway. I'd take out the cleanest and incubate them in a bator if you want ducklings now but remember winter means ducklings will be inside for a long time.
    Explain what you mean by it's been over a week now.
    It's really hard to know when one is going to get the broody bug .
     
  2. tmonaa16

    tmonaa16 Out Of The Brooder

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    @Miss Lydia my scovys are 6 months old, and I live on Guam. It's just two seasons here: rain or shine. (No worries about winter)

    Well I'm assuming my two ducks are sharing one nest, they're laying it in one nest. The first egg my duck laid was on dec15. It's been 2 eggs a day since then.
    (If that makes sense?)
     
  3. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love all the pics. They do grow so fast and yours are beautiful!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    6 months is young but not unheard of for a Scovy to go broody, seems by now one of the other would with that many eggs in the nest. You could wait a little longer and see what happens, I'd still think about lowering the number though so who ever sits won't be over whelmed and have a better experience with her first hatch. Until one of them begins to sit 24/7 there eggs haven't begun to develop.
     
  5. backyardflock1

    backyardflock1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just received the call from the post office! About to head down there :)
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    So exciting, look forward to seeing your new babies!! [​IMG]
     
  7. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We need proof that they arrived ;)
     
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  8. backyardflock1

    backyardflock1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both arrived alive and seem quite lively. Here are the pictures I promised: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] :) I still have a couple questions. Is the pine shavings ok? They seem to eat it a bit, so would that be safe? Also I think the water bowl is good. They can jump in it but can easily get out because it's not deep. How does everything look? Any tips? Thanks! :)
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    If you don't mind them making a huge mess with the water or if you go away they may empty it and the should never be with out water when they eat. also I'd put down some clean old towels over the bedding for at least a week. The towels you can take out daily and shake wash and reuse some ducklings eat too much shavings. They are adorable Congrats!!
     
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  10. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    You will need to dry them off when they get wet, no mom To oil them so they're going to get soaked right through. If they seem to eat a lot of shavings you could just go for newspaper laid down in the bottom maybe... I'm no expert
     

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