Ducks - time to laying?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NellaBean, May 20, 2010.

  1. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

    Mar 4, 2009
    Broodyland, TN
    My Coop
    Are ducks like chickens as far as age when they start laying? I got a bunch of runner ducklings (and a few Welsh Harlequin) this week, so they are only about 4 days........when should I expect them to start laying? Will it not be until next spring or do they start any time of year, like chickens?
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    You shouldnt have to wait til next spring for eggs. Most of my ducks have generally started laying around the 22-24 week mark. Some were a little older depending on the season. I have runners hatched last year ( spring here in Australia ) that are now laying and have been for a number of weeks.

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