egg laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FrannyLW, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. FrannyLW

    FrannyLW Songster

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    Like....when do they start laying. I have 3 females and I believe (think) they are all about 4 months now!
     
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  2. Flyinbolts

    Flyinbolts Chirping

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    I'm just getting my first smaller eggs (still bigger than chicken) out of my Rouen/Mallards at 4m1w
     
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  3. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    When they feel like it! :barnie Days are getting shorter, which doesn't help the cause. I had one lay as late as 11 month, perfectly healthy. Try to be patient.
     
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  4. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    My 11 monther was a chicken though... my ducks were more like 5 months I think
     
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  5. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Crowing

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    Chickens or ducks? Some of my chickens started between 4 and 5 months but I am still waiting on a couple of them at nearly 6 months. So ... whenever thay are ready, I guess!
     
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  6. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Crowing

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    PS, I have no ducks, sorry.
     
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  7. FrannyLW

    FrannyLW Songster

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    I have chickens and ducks. My chickens started laying 8 months I believe? but still waiting on my ducks!
     
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  8. quackiemama

    quackiemama Free Ranging

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    I have pekin females that are just at 4 months and I am not positive but I am pretty sure I had ONE pekin egg the other day. My other girls all lay white/cream colored eggs but this one was huge and greenish but have not seen another one since. They lay when they are good and ready I have noticed.
     
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  9. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    My runner ducks didn't start laying until January and they were born the 1st of June. Both hatches, same thing. 7 months +
     
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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    What breed are your ducks ? Onset of laying can vary greatly from breed to breed.
     
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