How many years have your ducks provided eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bokbok, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Bokbok

    Bokbok Out Of The Brooder

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    I know that different breeds lay more than others. I read that ducks can lay for 3 to 4 years. Is this true? Is the laying steady? Surely it drops off, or decreases gradually after certain amounts of time. I have Buffs, but I would love to hear the egg-amounts from anyone.
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's a good question and I sure wish I knew how to answer it for you. I don't have any ducks though.

    Maybe someone with more experience in that area will chime in here. [​IMG]
     
  3. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    The trick of it is.... it says they will lay but it doesnt say how much [​IMG]

    I would imagine it would have to slow down.
     
  4. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    let me see...
    I've had a Blue Swedish female for 2 years now and she was about 1 1/2 when I got her. She's laid each Spring/Summer into Fall, but stops abruptly once the days shorten and the temps fall. I got duckings that same year and they started laying last year. Now, I collected eggs 2 days ago and I'm not positive if the oldest one laid yet or not, but she was hunkered down in the corner where I found the eggs, so maybe? That would make her about 3 1/2 now. I hope she keeps laying- she's a very nice light blue and I'd love more ducklings from her.
    Lisa
     

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