Ducks laid eggs,

Tj00April 21, 2013

Hi, I've owned a few ducklings within the past few years, I currently have 2, well today when I went to their pen I noticed an egg out in the open, I looked in their house and found two more, I've never had to deal with eggs, just the ducklings. Do I need to do anything? It's currently about 50 degrees out, the ducks both exited the cage when I opened it but are staying near it.

I'll also add that the female is a mallard, and I believe the male is im guessing some sort of mix? I bought him from a farm but he looks kinda like an indian runner duck when he stands straight up.

This post was edited by Tj00 on Sun, Apr 21, 13 at 15:02

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Except keeping the pen clean and collecting the eggs, you don't have to do anything else really. You need to collect eggs everyday to discourage egg eating. I would advise getting layers pellet food for them, the male can eat it too. Ducks are hardy enough and only need a continuous supply of water and food. Plus duck eggs are yummy and are the same as hen eggs just a bit stronger, in baking 1 duck egg is 2 hen eggs :) enjoy them

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 4:03PM
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