How long before Ducks will lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by toletiquesbysam, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    I'll be getting 3 khaki campbells pullets end of March along with my chickens, and just wondering will they all start to lay eggs at the same time or are ducks different?
    Thanks!!
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The ducks I hatched in the spring of 08 will lay eggs in spring of 09. They usually start around March.
     
  3. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if hatched early in the spring/late winter they will sometimes lay by fall. most likly the next spring
     
  4. My Campbell was hatched sometime in April 08. She started laying Sept. 23 08, and laid through Dec. 6. I am anxiously waiting for her to start laying again. [​IMG]
     
  5. imfowl

    imfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    16 weeks, and once they start, you'd better be ready to cook duck eggs daily. They outlay my chooks 2 to 1!
     
  6. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    Great News! Thank You!!! Can't wait for them to arrive.
    A few years ago my DH's granddaughter wanted to buy some chickens so he took her to the feed store and they only had ducklings. So she bought 3, one for her and one for each brother along with waterer, feed, etc. When her mother picked them up, she had not known this was taking place and was quite upset and would not let them keep the ducks. So DH had to re-home them. We lived in town and could not keep them. Soo when I saw the threads about ducks outlaying chickens I asked DH if we could get a few ducks, just 3, he said No! I reminded him about the grandkids adventure they didn't get to partake in and he then changed his mind!! Soo the grandkids are excited we're excited and I can't wait!!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2009
  7. chickney

    chickney Out Of The Brooder

    My cayuga hatched in July laod her first egg in January! I also live where there is up to 6 ft of snow. She laid an egg 6 days out of 7 and then took one day off. She molted this spring for two months in May-June. How strange is that?
     
  8. booner

    booner New Egg

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    So will thee ducks lay in the coop or am I gonna have to scavenge the chicken yard lookin for eggs? Just wondering I have khaki cambells hatching today
     

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