A Question About Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GAChknGirl, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was watching my mallard Drake and hen in the pool today and the mallard mated with her, but i thought they were seasonal egg layers or is this normal?? Is she going to lay eggs soon??
     
  2. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone??
     
  3. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i guess the big question is - how old is she???
     
  4. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    um she is 6-8 months i believe, but arent mallards seasonal layers??
     
  5. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked Storey's for you - it doesn't mention specifics. Drakes will cover and mate with ducks out of mating season, though. My Rouen drake is a real lover, he's covered most of our ten ducks at one point or another but they are too young to lay fertilized eggs at this point.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Mating behavior isn't always about mating. It is often about status in the flock.
     

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