Dawn Ducks.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cluckcluckluke, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Do ducks lay before dawn. I'm getting Runner Ducks and want to know if i can let the free range all day long.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    My runners do not always lay before dawn. I know that often they lay around 3 or 4 a.m. But sometimes someone isn't ready to let her egg drop until 10 a.m. Mostly they are all done by 8 or 9. So I think we can guess that if you let them out at dawn, there will be some eggs hither and yon.
     
  3. alaska-chick72

    alaska-chick72 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen is a 'night layer' I went out at 3 am and the egg was cold to the touch but not frozen. I think she is starting to lay past 10:00 pm but before midnight.
     
  4. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Oh O.K so it kind of depends on the breed and Individual, i shall see how it goes. Thanks.
     

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