how often do ducks lay egg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck15, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. duck15

    duck15 Chirping

    Jul 12, 2011
    Philippines Makati
    my pekin duck layed an egg today for the first time how often will it lay? like everyday?once a week?
    should i get the egg because she doesnt seem to care for it(she wonders very far) and it might rain or something?
    how many eggs does she need to lay to be broody?
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  2. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    Jan 6, 2011
    Upper Lake, California
    My ducks lay 1 egg per day, everyday. I think there was only one month in which they didn't lay any eggs. Ducks don't normally sit on their nest of eggs till they have a full clutch(which is approx. 12-15 eggs). One of my girls started laying not to long ago and after there was about 7 or 8 eggs i gathered them. There's more eggs I need to remove again, I have noticed that sometimes they will sit on the eggs for a while even though there's not a full clutch, but not long enough as if they were broody. ~Julie~
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  3. lindsaymarshall

    lindsaymarshall Hatching

    Oct 5, 2011
    So, your ducks laid an egg every single day from the very first day? Wow! My Welsh Harlequin just layed her first egg today so I came to read your answer for the same reason as the question posted. Thanks for your answer!

    San Mateo, CA
  4. And some ducks never go broody -- no matter how many eggs are laid . . .
  5. jessiduck

    jessiduck Songster

    Apr 21, 2012
    New York
    A duck can lay up to two eggs a day.Normally it is just one but two can sometimes occur!
    Enjoy your duckie<3!
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  6. Lute

    Lute Songster

    Feb 25, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
    My pekin has been laying for over a month now and she's given me an egg every day.

    Except one day when she gave me two.
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  7. grandma duck

    grandma duck In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2012
    My Pekin lays an egg per day. She stops laying in cold winter months, but started laying again this year in February. I have always just collected the egg daily.
    I finally adopted a drake, and since they seemed so "compatible" I left the eggs to see what she would do. At 15 eggs, she started sitting and is a very protective broody hen. She is at day 10 sitting. She rolled one egg out of the nest, so I removed it. She leaves the nest for a short swim and grass eating, usually every evening. Her pal is penned up with her at night, and acts like the daddy of a pregnant wife! (Actually, he sometimes looks confused, like the daddy of a pregnant wife. Lol)
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  8. nickie

    nickie Songster

    Jun 25, 2011
    north central KY
    I have a pekin that lays every day except when she molts. She is 3 years old and started laying at about 6 months. She hid her neat once so well I couldn't find it or her after she went broody. 24 eggs were in there and I didn't have a drake then... She's a crazy girl when she's on her nest. Anyway, she's an egg a day every day. I have a rouen I get 5 or 6 eggs a week out of. My girl Fred (we recently lost her tragically) was a pekin who layed every day until her molt and then would quit until the temps came back up. This year she started laying again in late January. She wanted to go broody, but never really took to it like Sketchy does.
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  9. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Songster

    Apr 19, 2011
    My pekin lays daily and a couple days a week gives me two. She started.laying when we wentt camping. Came home the next day to feed them. Went back one more night and came home to four total. She didnt stop over the winter. It was fun finding eggs in the snow
  10. nickie

    nickie Songster

    Jun 25, 2011
    north central KY

    How do you find white eggs in the snow? Fallow the giant duck prints and look for a round melted spot with an egg in the middle.

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