We have our first egg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sandy28, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. sandy28

    sandy28 In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2016
    Hey everyone just a shout out our Jellybean had her first egg yesterday (Sunday 8/22) and there's another one today [​IMG] she's not laying them in her nest yet but beside it. I doubt they will hatch because she's not sitting on them. We are so excited this is our first time raising ducks.

    We have two khakis a mallard and a pekin. Our mallard is male and one of the khaki's is male. I hope she's successful with these eggs but I realize they probably aren't going to be fertile but we can always hope.
  2. NathanZee

    NathanZee Songster

    Congratulations! [​IMG] Maybe let her lay a few more and then start saving them for hatching, the first few won't have a great chance as you said.
  3. purslanegarden

    purslanegarden Songster

    Aug 10, 2016
    They usually lay a few and then sit on them at the same time so that the eggs hatch around the same time.

    that's if they get broody of course. If not, it could also be that she's just laying them there but doesn't intend to sit on any of them.
  4. bhducks

    bhducks Hatching

    Aug 24, 2016
    Congratulations! We had our first egg this week, too; on Monday. There has not been and egg since. I have 2 female Khaki Campbell, and 4 female muscovy, 1 male muscovy. I know the egg is not from the Khaki girls as they are in a separate pen. I noticed one of my muscovy girls wandering around by herself yesterday (mine are free range during the day). She was all over and I am wondering if she may have been looking for a spot to lay eggs. I have yet to make nesting boxes but that is my project for today and tomorrow. The ducks have been making nests in their bedding at night.

    Happy first egg!

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