What is the average..

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Goat_Walker, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    What is the average number of eggs in a nest?

    My duck just keeps popping them out, when will she stop?

    Her first clutch was 18, her second was 15, is this the normal size?
     
  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could eat a few if you don't want that many hatches!
     
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Im afraid that after being a vegetarian for 2 years, then seeing ducklings hatch, I just couldnt do that. I know, im crazy, lol, but thats just how I feel. when they do hatch though, Ill be looking for new homes for them. I know I wont be able to keep them all.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I don't know about ducks, as mine aren't laying yet, but my chicken hens lay up to 30 eggs at a time before setting them. If it is a young duck, I would think that was normal.

    ETA--I would think even moreso if it is a breed that lays fairly well. I know my pekins supposedly would lay 200+ eggs a year. That doesn't give them much down time during laying season!
     
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