How old are ducks when they begin to lay?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by r4eboxer, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    I have 9 hens in my shopping cart and 6 hatchery choice in my basement that are 2days old. When should I be expecting eggs from the ducks.
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the breeds you have I would expect eggs in 5 to 6 months.... Maybe more... Maybe less....
     
  3. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    [​IMG] thanks!

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  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Approximately 6 months for mallard derivative ducks. They often take the winters off.

    I don't know when Muscovy ducks lay; probably later than that. They are slow maturing.
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome...
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Mine started at 4 months. [​IMG]
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine started at 4 months. [​IMG]

    Seriously?! I need a muscovy or two [​IMG] (just kidding, not enough room)
     
  8. Tivona

    Tivona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of my Golden 300 Hybrids started laying in their 22nd week, regardless of what time of year I got them as ducklings. I do have a Buff duck that I was given that hasn't started laying yet but I have no idea how old she is other then "young". And then there are my drakes....they just refuse to lay eggs for me no matter how old they are. [​IMG]
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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