Waiting... not so patiently!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dusky Beauty, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm waiting on that first duck egg! I've got a group of 5 campbell hens that were hatched on July 7th and I'm anxious to see those first eggs! My layer hybrids are behind them with an august 4th hatch date and I added 3 year-old Magpie and Buff ducks wondering if they'd drop some eggs for me while I waited on my campbells but nothing from those girls either [​IMG]<_<

    Anyone have some ideas to encourage them? can I pipe some Barry White music into the duck house or something? [​IMG]
     
  2. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

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    [​IMG] Sorry, no advice....but wanted you to know you weren't alone! [​IMG]
     
  3. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got my first egg from my Welshies this morning! Took 5 1/2 months! They were born early May........[​IMG]
     
  4. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was invited to a new farmers market (it'll be the only one in the immediate area) as an egg vendor. No pressure or anything! lol
     
  5. BallardDuck

    BallardDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think you might be waiting a bit longer...mine were hatched end of May and I'm not really expecting eggs till about Thanksgiving. I understand it can happen earlier but I wouldn't count on it!
     
  6. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hopeful, we have a ridiculous amount of daylight here so I don't think the time of year will interfere. Feathers crossed! [​IMG]
     
  7. BallardDuck

    BallardDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well!
    One of my girls must have gotten miffed about me writing that post yesterday because this morning I GOT MY FIRST EGG!!!
    No idea who did it, but I'm just so tickled! It's a whole month early!
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Congrats on the 1st. egg very eggciting!!!
     
  9. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well at least this thread is productive! LOL
     
  10. MysticAK

    MysticAK Out Of The Brooder

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    I was also waiting patiently for my first eggs from my Anconas, my husband had a idea to put a grow light (used for plants and aquariums) in the ducks nesting/pond area, as it seemed to help my quail and chickens lay. A week after he put up their new light, I started to get eggs. They were hatched the middle of May, so this might be a coincidence. Best of luck!
     

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