I am new to ducks that lay having only had rescue drakes for the past 18 months and am fascinated that all the ducks lay their eggs on top of one another.
I have visions of them queing with crossed legs waiting for the previous duck to vacate the spot once she has laid her egg in the morning. Has anyone ever seen them lay one on top of the other?
We had never been able to get the ducks to come off the pond to put them away at night but after the pond sprang a leak and we found 20 eggs in the water at the bottom and only one twice found them outside the pond several feet apart from each other, we decided to use fresh tactics to get them into a shed at night.
Now each morning by 6am I find 4 eggs, we have four females. Two white Indin Runners and two Cayuga x Aylesbury. The larger of the two crossbreeds is the only one laying pale blue eggs the rest are white.
As the eggs are often quite muddy is it okay to wipe them with a damp cloth? I know they shouldn't be washed.