Wood ducks and oyster shell

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Littleducky, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Littleducky

    Littleducky Out Of The Brooder

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    My woodies should be getting ready to start laying sometime soon. We are getting there boxes in the pen. Should I offer them oyster shell to help with there eggs or will they be ok on their own? I know chickens need it but I am not sure about wild ducks.
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I offer it to my ducks because they lay eggs almost every day. It can't hurt to have it available in case your girl needs it.
     
  3. giffy

    giffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here, I have it available during breeding season until she begins to set and then I remove it.

    Is this your first year with them?

    Here is a photo I took last year of one of the ducklings making the big leap.

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  4. Littleducky

    Littleducky Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes its the first year that I have had them. They are almost a year old. I think that they are getting exicted. They are very vocal and the males are starting to chase the girls around. I can't wait for babies!!!!
     

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