Do ducks lay every day???

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

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Do ducks lay every day just like chickens or do they only lay in there breeding season eg: Spring???
  2. Valntyn

    Valntyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2012
    Central Maine
    I'm still a duck newbie, but to my knowledge, it depends on the breed. (Good answer, eh? Hah!) We have Muscovies, which are mostly a seasonal layer, but I've read here on BYC there are some who have Muscovies who lay throughout the year (insert jealous aura here). We also have Anconas. We haven't had them for a full year yet, but they supposedly lay everyday, with a few weeks break during the colder season.

    I'm sure someone more experienced will pop-in with more information for you, but I was here, so thought I'd get the ball started for you!
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    chickens dont lay every day either, they take breaks in a weekly laying cycle.

    Our Khaki campbells lay better than any chicken could dream of. Our Silver Appleyards are an exceptional layer for a heavy weight breed.
  4. starbird

    starbird Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 29, 2012
    Hi All,

    This is my first year with ducks, but this is my experience so far. I have two welsh harlequin females and one buff female. The first one started laying on September 15th and the last one started laying on October 17th. Since October 17th I have gotten three eggs a day every day.

    On ocassion my buff tries to lay two eggs a day. This has happened twice that I have found a egg without a shell in there kiddie pool at the end of the day.
  5. 1hotmoma

    1hotmoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2011
    This is a great question. I was wondering the same thing. My pekin started laying months ago for a week and then in the past 2 months only 2 eggs. Nothing has changed in 2 months, she seems happy and healthy, she is not molting. I just don't know what her issue is. I have 2 Rouen that haven't started laying yet. I hope they do soon.
  6. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you, very helpful.
  7. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    I know chickens dont lay every day sorry, i just meant do ducks lay regularly like chickens. Sounds like a nice breed ill look into them. Thanks
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012
  8. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Wow you've got your self some nice ducks there, i shall look into them.
  9. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Can we be honest with this next question, Do ducks take more work than chicken??? I heard that you have to change there swimming and drinking water like twice a day every day.
  10. heathr6913

    heathr6913 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 24, 2012
    I have 2 pekins and they lay every single day unless they're molting. I have no chickens but from what I've read about chickens, ducks do take quite a bit more work. I wouldn't trade my ducks for anything though.

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