Too late for eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by seaneduck, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. seaneduck

    seaneduck Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2009
    Pleasant Grove, Utah
    I have a pair of wood ducks in a large pen with a pair of call ducks. I have a next box for the wood ducks, and I check it every so often in the box for eggs. It seems that she has been in the next box because she has made a nice little "hollow" in the straw, but no eggs yet. Is it too late in the season to hope for anything this year? The male wood duck is fully into his moult, but she hasn't started yet.
  2. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I could be wrong, but if she has gone in and made a nest ,sounds like to me she is getting ready to start laying...
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I've read threads on here where people say they've had hens lay and hatch clutches in the winter and the babies survive!
  4. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've had eggs and hatches in the winter. Some ducks will stop laying but most of mine will lay every so often. It's far from being too late though.

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