how often do ducks lay egg?

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

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    That is interesting I have heard of duck laying more than one egg a day and it's always chalked up to working out the kinks but never heard of the "holding"the eggs, But proper nutrition and care sure helps to get them on the right track to a great happy egg laying life. Your doing a great job there.
     
  2. Robeenop

    Robeenop Chirping

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    This morning the KC were at the front of the line for whole corn, bread and green peas morning treat! Coming along nicely. Maybe I will eventually be able to hand feed them as well. Fingers crossed!
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Great news!! Even my most timid will come for treats and eat out of my hand, they just can't help themselves if it's something yummy lol

    Just remember along with their treats they need a great wholesome diet formulated for poultry along with a good source of calcium.
     
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  4. Connie G

    Connie G In the Brooder

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    How do I tell if my ducks are male or female? I'm getting one egg a day. 3 total ducks. 2 have higher voices, and one real low pitch. Haven't seen any form of mating activity. They're about 6 months old.
     
  5. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Duck Duck Goose

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    The girls have a hard quack sound the males have a softer wongh sound. Also boys will have a curly feather on their tail. Hope that helps!
     
  6. Kristi-Anne

    Kristi-Anne Hatching

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    You made me chuckle lol thank you[​IMG]
     
  7. Crazychicknmomma

    Crazychicknmomma In the Brooder

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    Hello y'all. I have 2 Peking ducks, one male and one female. She started laying eggs a few weeks ago. My question is how do I know if she is laying just to lay or if she is laying to actually hatch them? She has laid 23 eggs as of today and seems to sit on them from time to time, but not full time. Is she going to actually finish laying and start to sit on them full time or should I just start getting rid of some eggs? I am new to this whole chicken/duck thing and could use some help. We got the ducks and chickens back in April. Thank you for your help.
     
  8. Samantha Willoughby

    Samantha Willoughby Hatching

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    I have 3 Pekin ducks and 2 are males and 1 female. My female just laid 2 eggs for the first time. I found them this morning. We live in Missouri and are starting to get the colder weather now. Will she keep laying eggs? If so how many? Or will she stop at a certain point in the year and start up again? Or is it just ongoing from now on? I am new to this!
     
  9. Samantha Willoughby

    Samantha Willoughby Hatching

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    I have sort of the same questions as well. I am new to the whole duck thing and mine just started laying too. I have only 2 so far but wasn’t sure if she will lay so many per day and how long she will continue to lay or if she stops at some point during the year?!?... if you find anything out please let me know as well. I would appreciate it greatly!
     
  10. buggymuffin

    buggymuffin Songster

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    They will lay once every day or two at most. Unless you live in a warmer climate, even if they go broody, they are less likely to have a successful hatch this time of year. I would gather the eggs for now and let them keep the eggs they lay in the spring if you want ducklings. Or you can just collect all of them year round. In most areas, ducks quit laying by fall and start back up again in the spring.
     

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