ducks laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by trishamonks, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. trishamonks

    trishamonks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi i
    i know this might sound silly but does anyone know at what age a call duck may start laying at and do i have to seperate her from my 5 call ducks when she is doing this {my call ducks are 4 weeks younger than her}

    thank you
    trish
     
  2. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    hi Trishamonks.. I am new to ducks but I have 4 call ducks.. 2 boys and 2 girls... they were hatched March 15th... the gal I bought them from told me that sometimes calls can be alittle immature when laying and may lay later than most ducks..like more around 7 months... 1 of my girls tho did started laying a week ago... [​IMG] I put out free choice oyster shell since I dont have my ducks seperated (and she chows it down) and I put out a nesting box with grass and straw which she uses.. My other girl has NOT layed yet..anyway she was exactly 5 months ,which is normal for any duck....and NO they are not seperated.. she just goes in her nesting box and the others pay No attention... how old is your call??
     
  3. trishamonks

    trishamonks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi hatti gun
    we bought her in a pet store about 5 weeks ago and the girl there said she tought they were about 7 or 8 weeks at the time so by my reckoning she should be 12 maybe 13 weeks i made a mistake on my last post i said i have 5 other call ducks i meant to say 5 runner ducks im sorry for this
    this is her here

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  4. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you talking about the white duck? Because she looks a lot older than 12 weeks... and not like a call.. But I've never had a call duck, so maybe I'm mistaken.
    Do you mean the grey one behind? [​IMG]
    Also you don't need to seperate ducks at all if ones laying. None of those ducks look younger than 12 weeks, though to be honest.
    Good luck with your ducks [​IMG]
     
  5. trishamonks

    trishamonks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi bird crazy yeah the white one she is supposedly 12 weeks and the brown one behind is one of my runners they are only young but yes i agree really big ill post more pix as soon as i can get them to stay still long enough lol

    here is one i managed to get as they were runnin away hahaha




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    these are only 8 weeks that im sure of
     
  6. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    I dont know my ducks well at all yet but here is my white call (Omlet) around 12 wks... to me yours doesnt look like a call either , but it could just be the pic toooo????? there are ppl on here that can tell u in a sec tho if yours is a call.....

    yours are all really cute tho !!!!!!!! [​IMG]



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  7. trishamonks

    trishamonks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lookin at yours now im startin to doubt mne she may not be a call duck but that dont matter i love her anyway
    i might just post it in breed section to see anyway thanks
     
  8. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would still luv her too..lol someone will be able to tell u for sure what she is, but she should lay around 20 - 24 wks if Im not mistaken....but the seasons will be changing which also affects egg laying ( cold and amount of daylight )..sorry Im not much help but this will at least bump ya.. amiga. katharind, wifezilla just off the top of my head can tell u what u need to know..[​IMG]
     
  9. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah beautiful ducks you've got [​IMG] of course you'd love em!!
    But yes I dont think that is a call you've got there [​IMG] anyone can tell you on here, like Hattie said. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  10. trishamonks

    trishamonks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you everyone i posted in breeds and so far i keep gettin replies like she is a pekin hen or a cross of one
     

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