duck questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pondpeople1980, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. pondpeople1980

    pondpeople1980 New Egg

    Jun 20, 2016
    As you can see I'm a beginner when it comes to ducks. Really enjoying my blue Rouen and pekin ducks. They have been so good with each other and hopefully I won/t have anymore predator problems. My one year old pekin is moulting, What does this mean? I am not sure if my ducks are male/female? How can I tell? If they are male and female, when would they begin producing eggs, and what do I need to do to prepare them for this stage?
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    You can tell their sex by their voice...

    While molting a little extra protein would help them out... as for eggs, just make sure they get an egg layer ration, or flock raiser with oyster shell on the side and a nest box for laying in... although most ducks tend to lay wherever they please, lol...
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  3. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

    Jan 27, 2014
    [​IMG] Also, your one year old Pekin should be laying eggs if a female. If a male, you will see a curled tail feather "drake feather." See below. How old are the others?


    O gees, not sure what I did wrong with the picture but hopefully you can see the curled feather[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2016

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