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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:28 am 
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Junior Champion Bird
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It is like Easter each day at my place because my ducks have just started laying and I have to hunt for where they lay their eggs each day. Some end up in a nesting box but most are under trees or behind things. Luckily they lay so early in the morning or else the crows would get them.


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I know what you mean! We found our KC's under the banana tree today! They change it every few days. Or they just pop them out on the lawn - or the pond!


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Wise Wyandotte
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Is the nesting box flush with the ground? Most ducks do not want to jump up to a box, and a lawn mower catcher at ground level is usually adequate.

If you leave them locked up until they lay each morning, it will also help. And also leaving a golf ball or egg where you want them to lay will help.

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Yes I have an old dog kennel and a plastic box on the ground for them, one uses the kennel usually but the other 2 lay where ever. Their enclosure is about 25m by 6m and the fences are 1.2m tall so I don't put them away at night they just stay in there. Luckily they are nor free range on an acerage or else I would never find the eggs!


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You have to love them.They just want you to have something to do :lol:
Hopefully they will get using the right area soon :roll:


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