At what age will ducks start to lay?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tharrell, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. tharrell

    tharrell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And is it different for different breeds? I know this has been addressed before, but I read some of the posts and it seems as though there are differing opinions. Any answers are appriciated!
     
  2. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    I have mallards. One of the hens has just begun to lay at 7 months. Her girlfriends haven't started to lay yet, or else I'm not finding their nests.
    All of our eggs are still infertile, despite the best attempts of the drakes. I think they are still a bit too young to get the job done correctly. But give 'em 2 inches of water, and boy, do they try...
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    For the breeds wandering around my back yard I have heard around 6 months.
     
  4. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    Around what age can you tell male from female?
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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  6. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    My muscoveys and Khaki Campbells start to lay around 6 months.
     

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