How Long Till she stops laying mixed breed

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by duck&chickencrazy, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    Indiana
    I have raised all my ducks together (the males and females) and now that they are laying eggs, all the eggs are mixed breed. i was just wondering if anyone knew how long before they will stop laying the mixed breed and begin laying the same breed eggs (if i put them with a male of their breed)
     
  2. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,


    Your ducks will keep on laying mixed breed eggs with a diffrent species of duck unless you seperate them into diffrent pens with their own type...


    Fresh Eggs
     
  3. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    Indiana
    yes i know that but i just need to know how long before they will stop laying the mixed. They are separated now and have been for a day or so. I have heard that it is at least a month.
     
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know with chickens it can be up to 4 weeks with the avg. being 2-3 weeks. Most people say to give them at least that 4 weeks to be on the safe side. HTH.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2009
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yes 3-4 wks is the norm, a month after seperation and you should be at 95% pure or better.
     
  6. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 month min. You can wait a month and a half to be sure
     
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I'd wait at least a month, you should be fine by then !!
     

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