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Duck Breeding Season

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Does duck breeding season usually take place during a specific set of months? Or is it usually just from spring thaw until they hatch a clutch? None of my kids have started laying yet. But it's still below freezing around here, so no surprise.

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My ducks breed everyday!ep I have 4 females and have 4 eggs everyday,I take the eggs out it is freezing here dont want them to get any ideas of trying to hatch babies in this weather..So far they have never tryed to sit they are young..Maybe they will sit for me this Spring:thumbsup

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The best Husband in the world who allows all these critters & kids LOL,4 kids,2 very spoiled fat flat faced persians,1 holland lop,1 very small 5lb Min-Pin and 9 of the most rotten ducks ever ... RIP, Baby Boy, Puddy and Chicken Little and Baby Boy Mallard, I miss you so much.....
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post #3 of 5

Depends on the breed. I have ducks that are known for being lousy mothers. They lay the eggs and then have no clue what to do with them. My buff is a seasonal layer and wont start laying until Spring. The others can lay all year round.

7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
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7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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My Call ducks start the first week of march. Last year I let them all set, so the stopped laying at around may, i think.

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post #5 of 5

It all depends on the breed of duck...

My muscovies just started breeding, and already I have a female working on a clutch so she can set smile

One RIR rooster, and two muscovy ducks
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One RIR rooster, and two muscovy ducks
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