My duckies are about 21-22 weeks old and haven't laid yet. I think Mallards are seasonal layers--is this true? And when will they start in the spring, if so? In the foreground is Millie (the loud and dominant one) and Daisy is in the background (the slightly smaller, 2 weeks younger, and slightly quieter duck). These ladies are not very tame but are really funny. They like to sneak up on my Orpington chickens and pinch them in the bottom just to hear the excited clucking and see them jumping around. I swear they're laughing while they do it. And they get such a gleam in their eyes while they're sidling up behind an unsuspecting Orpington. They both do it, too. And only when the Orpingtons' backs are turned and they're eating something and their big poofy bums are up in the air.