two broody ducks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by troy5775, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. troy5775

    troy5775 In the Brooder

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    I have 2 ducks, one khaki campbell and a runner, both trying to hatch the same eggs. They are both sitting side by side on the nesting box. The problem is that I started out with 13 eggs and am now down to 7! I Don't know which one is eating the eggs. Anyone ever had this happen to them? Any suggections?
     
  2. thedoors5to1

    thedoors5to1 Songster

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    my ducks have eatten thier own eggs before, but only when they were broken open, they didnt break them and eat them. this is interesting..
    maybe they know which ones are bad or something, i really dont know sorry i couldnt help you more. thats about all i know
     
  3. troy5775

    troy5775 In the Brooder

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    I checked on them again this afternoon and noticed almost all of the down that was pulled belonged to the khaki so I took the runner out and put her in another pen. No more eggs have disappeared yet.
     

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