How come my ducks are not laying?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickenphile, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have five ducks currently. I think I have at least three females. They are about 12 weeks old but nothing yet. The chickens we got at the same time are laying now. They seem very healthy. They are on egg layer crumbles.

    thanks
    Chris
     
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I do believe that 12 weeks is too young for ducks to be laying.
     
  3. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i do too mine didnt start laying till 19 weeks
     
  4. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind are they? Most don't lay until 20+weeks...calls won't lay until spring [​IMG]. Chickens don't lay until about 20 weeks either. My pullets born the first week of April haven't started yet, but they are close.
    P.s. Do the drakes have their curly tushy feathers yet?
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2009
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    12 weeks is WAY early for a duck to be laying. They take longer to reach maturity than chickens but they produce longer.

    20+ weeks for constant layers. Spring time for seasonal layers. Patience grasshopper [​IMG]
     
  6. kcardella

    kcardella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 16 weeks and have not started laying, and I have never had a chicken start laying before 19-20 weeks.
     

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