Ducks/Mating/Laying eggs

Coop de Grille

Songster
10 Years
Apr 24, 2010
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South Carolina
I have a female Mallard named Fergie and a male Pekin named Travis. They were hatched around Feb 10th so they are a little over three months old. This is my first time having ducks, although I have had chickens for a few years. Will the male Pekin mate with the female Mallard? At what age should I expect my first eggs from her?

 

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
11 Years
Jan 3, 2010
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Southern New England
Yes I expect he will. You need to watch closely - drakes can overdo it, even killing females sometimes. Some do, some don't - so you need to protect your female.

Mallards are a smaller breed, so you may be seeing eggs around 20 weeks of age. She will need extra calcium for the shells.
 

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