Since most people keep their ducks for eggs, new duck owners often have questions about duck eggs and duck egglaying habits. Here are the top 20 questions people ask. Can I eat duck eggs? Are duck eggs or chicken eggs better? Can I eat duck eggs if I’m allergic to …
Ducks lay eggs. Except when they don’t.
Why aren’t my ducks laying? Why did my ducks suddenly stop laying? When will my ducks lay? Shouldn’t my ducks be laying more eggs than this? It’s one of the most frustrating issues people have with their ducks, and also one of the most frequent complaints I hear.
The answer is here. Every “my ducks aren’t laying eggs!” case I’ve ever heard of can be attributed to one or more of these fifteen causes:
The other day, I was wandering around the duck yard, looking for two rascals who were late for bed, when I saw this: three lovely white eggs, snug under a wood pile. Many ducks, particularly those who are often inclined to go broody, are notorious nest hiders. They think hiding …
Everybody knows ducks lay one egg a day. If you exclaim excitedly, “My duck laid two eggs today!” you’ll probably get funny looks, if you’re talking to people who know anything whatsoever about ducks. They’ll tell you, no, ducks never lay two eggs in a day.
But they’d be wrong.
Once in a while, a duck owner will get one more egg than the amount of female ducks they have.
Can a duck really lay two eggs in one day?
Ducks generally lay their eggs at early morning, around sunrise.
However, it varies a lot. Some ducks lay around 4:30 AM. Most lay around 6 AM. Others lay around 9 AM. And occasionally, a duck will lay in the afternoon, or even evening.
Ducks often lay for far longer than chickens. The average length is 7-9 years. The exact age when they stop laying, however, varies, depending on the breed and how hard you have pushed them to lay.
Your tiny, fluffy ducklings have somehow transformed into ducks. They quack all the time, poop everywhere, and somehow, all ground within a 12-foot radius of any source of water is a mudhole. They’re fun, but you’re wondering when you’ll get the rewards of all the work and money you’ve put …