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Do ducks and geese lay their eggs in nests like chickens?
5/22/2012 10:03 AM report abuse
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My experience with ducks and friends who own ducks is that the ducks usually will find a nice lofty straw spot that she wont be bothered too much. Mine always used a spot in the corner of the hen house. Geese I have been told like to dig a little in the dirt and start finding nesting material. I think that has to do with humidity for the eggs. I've heard a lot of Geese will try to next up against your house. I guess they are looking for a break from rain and safety. I know my ghuineas love to find a sapling with lots of weeds around to hide under and hatch off eggs. Have fun!
6/23/2012 8:10 AM report abuse
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I have a dozen laying ducks of assorted breeds. I keep them in a 150 square foot chicken wire coup at night because we have foxes, raccoons, owls and hawks around. The coup has a straw floor contains a large plastic doghouse partially filled with straw for winter protection. Some mornings I will find 8 or 9 eggs in a neat nest in a corner of the doghouse and other days there will be 5 or 6 eggs scattered all around so it seems unpredictable. I might have something to do with what order they lay in on a particular morning.
9/5/2013 9:17 AM report abuse