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Saxony Ducks DO THEY LAY?

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Hey, i have saxony ducks, they are very pretty and lovely birds but i dont know if they lay eggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  do they lay eggs? if so, do they need a drake/male duck with them to lay eggs? Are they like chickens and lay with out a male and do they lay every day?????????????????????????? I NEED ANSWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! X THXS

 

 

 

 

Here are some pics of my saxony ducks, they are supposed to start laying eggs last sunday but still nothing! i only have females, i have no males so i dont now weather or not they still lay eggs!?

 

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Edited by iheartchickens1 - 12/12/12 at 11:20am
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1. Yes they lay eggs. 

2. No they do not need a Drake around. 

3. They are supposed to be good layers but I doubt you will get one every single day. 

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Previously Raised:

Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

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post #3 of 9
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thank you, this gives me hope that they might lay soon!!!!!!! thxs x

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I imagine they must lay eggs because someone layed themcool.png  Nice lookers.  Making me hungrydroolin.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxonies are billed as the best duo purpose meat/egg duck; haven't tested them yet, will this spring.

post #5 of 9

'What Kevin said was correct.

 

How do you know they were supposed to start laying last Sunday? 

 

Many breeds have a window when they should start laying, like 18-20 weeks old.  Many factors contribute to egg laying.  Time of year, amount of light, diet, etc, etc, etc

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CHICKENS: 1 BO, 2 EE, 2 WLH, blue and splash JG, plus various aged JG, BO, JG/BO and JG/EE chicks.   

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DOGS: 4 Shih Tzu, 1 Papillon, 1 Great Pyrenees

CHICKENS: 1 BO, 2 EE, 2 WLH, blue and splash JG, plus various aged JG, BO, JG/BO and JG/EE chicks.   

DUCKS: Muscovy ducks: Adults, juveniles and ducklings.  Pekin ducks

 

Some threads started with basic info.

Picking a duck breed, where to buy, what genders to get

Raising and caring for ducklings

 

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post #6 of 9

I have Saxony ducks - they started laying around 20 weeks. they are laying every 2-3 days - very nice large, delicious eggs.

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I am currently raising Welsh Harlequins for eggs ( but at this point I will be waiting till spring for my first eggs).  I am considering ordering meat ducklings this spring, and I am going back and forth between Saxonies and Silver Appleyards.  Has anybody raised both?  Can you tell me the best for: eggs, growth rate, meat quality, ease of raising.  I like the look of the Saxonies, but I know a lot of people have Appleyards and really like them.  Your comments will be greatly appreciated!

Donna - Mom to one beautiful daughter, and raising, dogs, Welsh Harlequin ducks and Saxony ducks.  
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Donna - Mom to one beautiful daughter, and raising, dogs, Welsh Harlequin ducks and Saxony ducks.  
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Originally Posted by LightningTFarm View Post

I am currently raising Welsh Harlequins for eggs ( but at this point I will be waiting till spring for my first eggs).  I am considering ordering meat ducklings this spring, and I am going back and forth between Saxonies and Silver Appleyards.  Has anybody raised both?  Can you tell me the best for: eggs, growth rate, meat quality, ease of raising.  I like the look of the Saxonies, but I know a lot of people have Appleyards and really like them.  Your comments will be greatly appreciated!

I have the same dilemma.  They are very similair in looks.  I think the Appleyard male gets a slight edge and the Saxony female gets a slight edge.  Although some Appleyard females look similiar.  They are similiar in egg and meat production.  I will probably bite the bullet and buy both....after I get rid of the current fat ducks that I have.   Quack!   idunno.gif

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thank you very helpfunnl, but i woke up this morning and found that my saxony duck has gone blind! whqt do i do? HELP! xx

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