will a duck lay an egg infront of you?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck15, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has any body witness a duck laying an egg?or will they hide from you?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Only if they're not shy.
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why have you??? [​IMG]
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Yes, a few times my runners have laid eggs while I was nearby. Sometimes I missed seeing it happen, sometimes I was a little concerned about a weird-looking posture, then out popped the egg.

    Most of the time, they lay between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. I am usually sleeping then, and they are usually in their little house.
     
  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw Blue lay a couple eggs when she had a nest by the deck.
    I've seen Ally pop a few out in random spots in the evening - always the soft ones though, so they go right to whatever dog is nearby.
     
  6. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh sure, but it's only because I've come upon them during the process as mentioned by Amiga [​IMG]
     
  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    Ducks lay whenever and wherever they feel like it. And they are not modest!
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Most of our ducks lay their eggs before 7am. We get up at 5:30 to do chores, so we see them lay an egg every so often. Our Pekin named Grandma is the worst about laying them in front of us. Actually, one morning when I was outside, Grandma was standing almost on top of my feet which is something she loves to do. As I was bending over to pet her, I felt something very warm drop on top of my foot; weirded me out for a second til I saw what it was. . . her egg.
     
  9. chocolate m'scovy

    chocolate m'scovy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awww...sounds like she is marking you as her human. [​IMG] Feel honored to be counted as yet another of her minions. [​IMG]
     
  10. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I love watching them on a nest- pulling the straw around them ...turning around and around in circles making sure they have the best position. Shuffling their bodies deeper into the straw and shavings. I have seen them lay a few times- sometimes standing up - sometimes sitting down. I spend an hour or so with my blind duck Stevie-Ray one morning when I had a day off work- she knew I was there- as I was talking to her- but it was so wonderful just watching her do what was so natural to her. She had never seen a duck make a nest- or seen another pulling the straw around her- but she certainly knew how to make a nice nest around her.
     

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