Three White campbells

shaunk1990

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Hello, we have got three white campbells from a few weeks old! They are lovely!! We have them in the garden and they can roam the garden (which is quite big) and go in a hutch at night time. They're about 6 months old and have recently started laying eggs!

So basically I just have a few questions, this is my first time posting here. amazingly we found some eggs the other day and we have one egg every other day normally, but yesterday we had two, does this mean we have two females or the one female has just laid two eggs

The ducks haven't been sitting on eggs so we have been collecting them, any ideas how we can help get the duck to lay on the eggs? Since January we have had about 10 eggs.

Sorry for my wording and. I look forward to seeing some responses! Thankyou

Shaun
 

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It is very likely that you have two females. A drake will have a curl in his feathers just anterior to his tail. When the hormones are right, your hens may go broody. You can't rush Mother Nature.
 

shaunk1990

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Still hard to tell for me, maybe ill upload some pictures. So just continue to take the eggs everyday? Or leave them in there a few days
 

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What are the temperatures where you are located? You could mark a couple of eggs to serve as 'nest eggs', and remove the new eggs on a daily basis. Store them at moderate temperatures and humidity in a clean dry location and turn daily. Once the hen starts pulling feathers and making a nest and setting full time, return as many of the freshest as you want to incubate (no more than she can easily cover). Hopefully they will go broody - it has been bred out of some strains.
 

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Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. I'm not sure if you are new. But welcome anyway. :)
 

shaunk1990

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Thankyou :) yeah I am new! Iv been trying to find a decent forum to be able to ask the 100 questions i have in my head!! I think o found the best forum! Byc!!

At the moment the nights are around 2 degrees! Maybe when it gets warmer she will start sitting on them?
 

LeannS

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Hello, we have got three white campbells from a few weeks old! They are lovely!! We have them in the garden and they can roam the garden (which is quite big) and go in a hutch at night time. They're about 6 months old and have recently started laying eggs!

So basically I just have a few questions, this is my first time posting here. amazingly we found some eggs the other day and we have one egg every other day normally, but yesterday we had two, does this mean we have two females or the one female has just laid two eggs

The ducks haven't been sitting on eggs so we have been collecting them, any ideas how we can help get the duck to lay on the eggs? Since January we have had about 10 eggs.

Sorry for my wording and. I look forward to seeing some responses! Thankyou

Shaun
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shaunk1990

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So this morning I let the ducks out and found two eggs underneath the hay, they haven't used the nesting boxes but this looks hopefully, they're not sitting on them though lol the eggs where side by side, if I had two females would they of done this? Maybe just one female laying two eggs?
 

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So this morning I let the ducks out and found two eggs underneath the hay, they haven't used the nesting boxes but this looks hopefully, they're not sitting on them though lol the eggs where side by side, if I had two females would they of done this? Maybe just one female laying two eggs?
I think it would be more likely you have 2 females unless you missed an egg yesterday they can hide them real well .
 

shaunk1990

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Today I go out and I find all this yellow stuff on the two eggs from previous night, I take them in and washed them too see which one had the crack, but neither did, so I went back out to put them back and I found another one ( obviously didint look well enough when I went out first time) so I'm guessing one female has laid one egg last night and just the yolk ect for the second "egg"?
 

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