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Duck egg collection issue

ducks in the floodplain

The good thing about letting our ducks forage in the woods is the water.

What's not so good is when they stay out all night and lay who knows where?

We'll herd them back in the coop tonight before least that's the plan.

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I kept my ducks in until midmorning as they'll usually lay their eggs before then. I don't know if that'd work for you but it's an idea to try.
Comment by Ghislaine Sat Nov 1 20:29:19 2014
Yes, they do tend to lay mostly before midmorning. I let mine out of the coop around 8 or 9. Most of them lay before this time, and by being locked in during prime laying time, the ones that haven't usually have the habit of going back into the coop to lay.
Comment by Anonymous Sun Nov 2 11:09:56 2014
I used to feed my ducks as I locked them in for the night, after about a fortnight they used to quack loadly if I was late. I used to let them out about 7am and most eggs had been laid by then.
Comment by Chris Mon Nov 3 12:41:20 2014

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