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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???

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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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.

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

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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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 8

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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Chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and guineas! I think I'm addicted to hatching.
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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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