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3 month old ducks mating?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MommaBugg, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. MommaBugg

    MommaBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pekins and runners are mounting my rouen hen, and proceeding with what looks to me like successful mating.

    Is this just them practing or should I start thinking about setting up nesting boxes or will they even use a box? If they are mating now should I start watchig for eggs?
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    By three months my boys are starting to " practise" Its pretty normal for them- but for the girls- it will be 6 - 10 weeks thereabouts before they are ready to lay eggs.
     
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, ducklings that socialize together will often "play" and explore mating at this age. But, they won't lay eggs until later.
     

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