Are ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by luvchicks8, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Seasonal egg layers like geese or do they lay year round? First timer with Muscovy pair
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I don't have muscovies, but from what I understand, daylength affects laying. Some breeds, however, do seem to lay a bit even in winter. This is my first year with runners, and I expect their laying will taper off (I live in New England), but I have yet to see how it goes.
     
  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    I live in NH and they free range from 6am until 7pm if i'm outside somtimes until 8-9pm.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would anticipate the egg laying would drop off, but it would depend on how well they eat, also, I think, during winter - I think of them as southern birds, so I wonder if their bodies would spend energy they would otherwise use developing eggs just to stay warm. I hope a northern muscovy keeper can weigh in here!
     

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