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What age do ducks lay at??

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Usually at what age do ducks lay at??? I have Buff Orpuington Ducks and I was wondering at what age to they start to lay???

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10 Bantam Brahmas, 7 Silkies, 1 Bantam Cochin, 4 EEs, 3 Chantebras, 2 Chantecler,
3 Leghorns, 1 Dominique, 1 Australorp, 1 RIR and 5 Ducks!! Total of 38 birds!
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I typically see my pekins starting to lay around 22-25 weeks old.

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I should have eggs coming out of my ears by late fall. Until then I just have 1 laying...my runner Chrissy. I got her when she was about 7 months old. Took her a couple of weeks to start laying, but she has been giving me eggs ever since.

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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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I dont know about that breed of duck but my crested and pekin were like 20 weeks...

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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 #5 of 9

The earliest I have ever had one start laying was about 16-18 weeks.  Most of mine, regardless of breed, seem to start though at about 24-28 weeks.

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Yikes, Settler we have a long way to go! ha ha

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My cayuga was nearly 8 months before I saw my first eggs--and then I didn't realize they were hers because I had been thinking she was a he. lol

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My Inspirational romance "The Ball's in Her Court" is now available! Check out my website to learn more!
http://www.heatherjustesen.com/

Chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and guineas! I think I'm addicted to hatching.
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my mallards took about 7 months to start laying, and my cayuga didn't lay her first egg until this spring, she quickly went broody to boot LOL, I knew she'd always wanted to be a momma, I'm just upset she never got to R.I.P lyra hit

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My female Peking is 20 weeks old, and it is December, just started to average 30 degree temperature at night. Will she begin to lay soon, or will she start laying in the spring when the weather is warmer?
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