Duck egg laying question!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Southernchickens, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw my mallard hen who has never laid an egg flatten herself out so the drake could mate with her multiple times yesterday. How long do you think it will be before she lays an egg?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    My runners started that kind of behavior about a month before they started laying - it took some a couple of months afterward to begin.
     
  3. CricketYang

    CricketYang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For my pekins, it was two weeks EXACTLY lol
     
  4. secretquail

    secretquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ugh, I hope the answer is not long. I'm tired of waiting for Lucky to pop out her 1st egg.
     
  5. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    My khaki campbell started about 2 weeks after I first saw them do it, and they did it in the water too, I've noticed that that's about the only place they mate!!!!! in the water.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Is she getting free choice oyster shell or other source of extra calcium?
     
  7. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    my girl Omlet just layed her first egg and she is 11 months old ..her flatteing out has been going on for several months and had nothing to do with her egg laying lol
     

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