At what age do ducks begin laying? Are banties different?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by asher, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I have seven (well 8, but one is still a youngster) bantam ducks, born around the end of April so around 4 months old right now. I was curious when I can expect them to begin laying.

    Do they only lay specific seasons like geese do? Do bantam ducks lay later than standards? (That seems like a dumb question! heh)

    I have 2 drakes and 5 ducks, but one of the drakes will be joining my neighbors two ducks that I gave her shortly.
     
  2. Fast Chick

    Fast Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    My Khakis started at 22 wks, the Cayugas a full month later.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My call ducks don't lay until the spring after they've hatched.....when they're almost a year old. Mine start laying in March and usually quit by the end of june/beginning of July. I do think it depends on the weather where they are tho.
     
  4. LV426

    LV426 Chillin

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    My ducks didn't lay until the spring after they were hatched.
     
  5. karanleaf

    karanleaf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    Glenwood, Missouri
    My Rouen started laying at about 8 months and she layed her first eggs in December of 07 and then about every 3 weeks or so from then on. She unforntunly died in June but she had 8 eggs in her nest at the time. So we are waiting now to see how many of our young 5 month old females will lay eggs.... Looking forward to it. Good luck with you ducks...[​IMG] I've never seen bantam ducks post a picture if you can I'm curous [​IMG]
     
  6. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Here's some of my call ducks...which are classified as bantams.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Call's are so cute and pudgy looking! hehe I miss my call's, but don't miss the noise. My australian spotted girls are still noisy, but not nearly as loud.
     
  9. sara

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  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I pm'd you Sara.
     

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