What time of the Day (Night) do your Ducks lay?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blueicebird, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept waking earlier and earlier in the day to discover when my Khaki Campbell, Brittney, laid her egg. 5 AM rolls around and there is still a beautiful white egg, cooled, in the nest.

    Well last night I went out at 12:30 AM (midnight) to close the coop, because I had forgotten earlier in the day, and found her laying in the next boxes getting ready to pop one out. Midnight? Really?! So in order to get a fertile egg from her I will have to go out between 12-1 am? Ugg!

    When does anyone elses Duck lay?
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i went out at 5 am to get eggs and all of them laid one. and you dont need to collect them the minute their laid to hatch them.
     
  3. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With it being colder, I want to collect them before the embryo dies from freezing. Otherwise I will have to wait till Spring.
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh, yeah that makes more sence. lol.
     
  5. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
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    Quote:oh, yeah that makes more sence. lol.

    ive hatched eggs that i had in the fridge...
    there also has been studys of freezing an egg and hatching them..
     
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh, yeah that makes more sence. lol.

    ive hatched eggs that i had in the fridge...
    there also has been studys of freezing an egg and hatching them..

    actually, now that i think of it, ive collected eggs for evelle in the winter time and hers are doing good. so that doesnt make sence? [​IMG]
     
  7. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, Maybe I will have to try a batch and see what happens.
     
  8. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
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    THEY SURE ARE!! december 1 is hatchday and i only lost one (prolly wasnt fertial never grew)
    yea i have 4 chicken outside right now who came out of the fridge [​IMG] ill even find pictures of them if i can get or find them. they are happy healthy (minus lucky he had a date with death the day he hatched but still very much alive hence why his name is lucky [​IMG] )
     
  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats amazing. Lol.
     
  10. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
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    The other night all three laid at about 1 am....(we have a ducky cam, yes, I was watching). Normally about 5 am or so.
     

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