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Wood ducks and oyster shell

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

  1. Littleducky

    Littleducky In 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 Songster

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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 In 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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