WH Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by allergymama, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. allergymama

    allergymama Chirping

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    So, my Welsh Harlequin ducks were hatched 18 weeks ago. I am expecting eggs at any moment (hoping!) and my DH is convinced that we have missed some (they are free range during the day and closed up at night). Do they (as some suggest) lay early in the morning (we let them out about 8am), or do I need to start wandering the fields looking for eggs? Or is it that it is autumn and they aren't going to lay because Michigan has decided to start winter early this year? How do WH do at laying in winter in colder climates...their night time area is an enclosed shed with pine trees on two sides to protect from the wind and an attached fenced duck run?

    I should sign this "Newbie Owner with Egg Anxiety" [​IMG]
     

  2. Sfraker

    Sfraker Songster

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  3. allergymama

    allergymama Chirping

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    Thank you! I feel like such a noob! Geez, I was never this anxious over my own kids, I don't think.
     

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