Ducks - time to laying?

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

  1. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    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

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    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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