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#58566 - 08/05/06 05:50 PM Duck Eggs Pushed Out Of Nest
Vesper 35 Offline
Coop Cleaner

Registered: 01/16/03
Posts: 243
Loc: Canada
Is it true that a duck knows if an egg that she is setting on is rotten? Both of my ducks have been pushing eggs out of their nests and when I check the egg, it is always rotten. They both have been setting for over 2 weeks.One has pushed out 4 and the other one has got rid of 2.Thank you.

#58567 - 08/05/06 07:35 PM Re: Duck Eggs Pushed Out Of Nest
Susie Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 1902
Loc: Arkansas
I haven't done the broody duck thing, but it has held true with my chickens. Interesting, isn't it?

#58568 - 08/05/06 08:37 PM Re: Duck Eggs Pushed Out Of Nest
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
Classroom Professor

Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 2601
Loc: Arkansas
Same with my chickens. My goose also does it. It is interesting! It's amazing what they can tell without even looking inside the egg! (wish we could do that!)


#58569 - 08/06/06 01:00 PM Re: Duck Eggs Pushed Out Of Nest
Silly Goose Offline

Registered: 08/06/06
Posts: 127
Loc: Wisconsin
Yes, I have a flock of ducks and every time my hens push an egg out of her nest I crack it open. They are ussually rotten! :p Plug your nose! :p

Good Luck, sillygoose4ever!


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