Ducks How old til they lay?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nightshade, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. nightshade

    nightshade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Stupid question how old does a duck hen have to be to lay? I have a cayuga and she has not started laying yet even though the pekins are already laying. So I am not sure if she is old enough yet or if they need it to get warmer out before they will lay then the pekins do. Any ideas?
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Different duck will take longer or sooner to start laying. I just depends on the breed and the individual duck.

    How old are they?
  3. nightshade

    nightshade Chillin' With My Peeps

    not sure about the perkins but the caygua we raised from a peep we got the week after easter so that would make her basicly a year old.
  4. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    Apr 9, 2007
    We got Cayugas last Spring around this time of year and they were laying in the fall for awhile until it got too cold (and all my ducks stopped laying then.)They just started up again last week.
  5. nightshade

    nightshade Chillin' With My Peeps

    hmmmm maybe they just need it to get alittle warmer then. [​IMG]

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