Eggs soon?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Darklingstorm, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a drake and duck Khaki Campbell. They are roughly 16 weeks old. I caught them doing the "deed" this morning. Does this mean that eggs should be appearing soon?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Seems kinda young, but who knows I only have Muscovy and they are older before they start to lay. Mine are usually around 6 months.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    One of my runners started laying at 16 weeks. Everyone else was laying within six weeks after that, I'm pretty sure.
     
  4. Sore Thumb Suburbanite

    Sore Thumb Suburbanite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm actually observing my ducks doing the same thing now in the morning when they have clean water...only I have all hens...its weird. I think they are just acting upon instinct and that it may not necessarily imply eggs immediately... Ducks as a rule shouldn't be laying that young, it generally hurts their egg production later if they do. My 3 older ducks are all 16weeks right now, I am switching them to layer pellets this next week because I was told a 3 week lead time for high calcium would be appropriate for laying which generally begins at 18-24 weeks. Keep us posted if she does start to lay, I'm so very obsessed with anticipating their eggs, I'll probably call everybody in my family when it happens.
     
  5. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, so tell me if I am reading this right. Ducks like chickens will start laying around18 weeks and the Muscovies around 6 months(or 24 weeks)..is this right?? I have 30 baby Muscovies oldest around 1 month almost..and 5 mallards, 4 pekin all about 2 1/2 monts old.
     

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