Egg laying questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ady Road Chicks, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Ady Road Chicks

    Ady Road Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    When do ducks start laying eggs and how often will they lay them? And where do they lay them?
     
  2. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They starting laying between the 20-24 week range on average. An average about every other day or 2 out of 3 days. They lay them where ever they want...lol.
     
  3. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That can be chickens sometimes, too. [​IMG]
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Depends upon the ducks. What breeds, how old they are, etc. Being females really makes a difference! [​IMG]

    My Mallards didn't start until 9 months and lay only in the spring.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Depends on the breed and their environment.

    My runners started laying between 16 weeks (first egg) and 22 weeks (everyone laying). Some lay almost daily. They usually lay in a nest they make in their house. Sometimes one slips out elsewhere. ooops.

    Larger breeds (runners weigh about 4 pounds) start later. Summer and fall hatched ducklings often wait till the following spring. Not always, though.

    I've read that light is what affects laying. I find temperature at least as important.
     

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