Woohoo! First eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by billw, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. billw

    billw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2011
    WA Coast
    Ducks are 5 1/2 months old. We got two eggs this morning. They won't win any prizes for size, but they were tasty.

    Here's hoping we get some more tomorrow.

  2. Lute

    Lute Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
    Oooo, splotchy! [​IMG]
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    What kinds of ducks?

    I can't wait for my first duck eggs! I have one 6-7 month old muscovy, and two almost 3 month old Khaki Campbells.
  4. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    We got our first duck eggs a little over a week ago now. It is an amazing feeling. But, I am psyched everyday I collect eggs, it never gets old.
    Neither does laughing at the people at the grocery store buying eggs. (Quietly, of course, I don't want to hurt the feelings of strangers.)

    Congratulations! I found my duck eggs got up to size much faster than my chicken eggs. They were tiny for about 2 days, and are HUGE now. Good girls. :)
  5. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I got my first eggs about a month ago. Now I'm getting at least two from my flock of three every day.
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Yay, eggs!

    Yay, healthy ducks!!!

  7. billw

    billw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2011
    WA Coast
    We have a mix of females - 4 golden 300 hybrids, 4 black swedish, and 1 buff. I imagine the hybrids are the ones that are laying, but I don't know for certain.

    We got two more eggs this morning.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012
  8. billw

    billw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2011
    WA Coast
    Five days of two eggs waiting every morning. I know that this is old hat for most of you, but it is pretty fun after waiting six months for something to happen. ;)

    A couple of questions:

    1. The ducks lay in the same place every day. Unfortunately, it is in the middle of a mud puddle. Is there a way I can convince them to lay under cover in the hay?

    2. We have nine females and are getting two eggs every day. Is it more likely that only two ducks are laying or that more are laying and we are averaging two eggs per day? I was under the impression that most ducks don't lay every day. If they do, we are going to be buried in eggs when they are all laying. (Not that it would be a bad thing.)

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