Do mallards lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pringle, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Ok so im getting some mallards from IDEAL.im getting a 1 male 3 females and a crested pekin.my question is is that do mallards lay eggs year round or only in the spring?These are obviously domesticated but im not to sure and also will they go broody over a clutch of eggs?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    A word of advice. If you plan on keeping the Pekin with the Mallards you may have a problem if it turns out to be a boy. I have 1 pekin mix and he is SOOOO much bigger than my mallards that my female mallard doesn't even hang out with the ducks any more b/c he hurts her so bad when he mates with her.
     
  3. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Dont worry im getting my pekin as a female.But can you ansewr the question I asked please?
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I really have no idea what time of year they lay b/c mine are still young.
     
  5. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Oh ok thanks for the info about the pekin thing though.
     
  6. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Depends on where you live really...
     
  7. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Quote:Explain please?I live in mass so the winters get cold and it gets dark sooner.All I want to know is if they lay like a normal duck would.and egg every 2 days or so I just want to know.
     
  8. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Mallards are seasonal layers...
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'm pretty sure they're seasonal layers.
     

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