HOW OLD ARE DUCKS WHEN THEY START TO LAY?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BackyardAnita, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pekin duck, a mallard duck, and a fawn & white runner duck.
    How old will they be when they start to lay?
    I got them November 19th and November 26th, 2012
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2013
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How much daylight are you getting?
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    If you got them as ducklings, they are just over two months old, so it will be at least another month or so.
     
  4. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were about 5 months old before they began to lay.
     
  5. LuckyDucky4

    LuckyDucky4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine just started laying last week and they are 8 months old. I was kind of surprised to find eggs since it is the middle of winter here and other than their heat light they don't get any artificial lighting[​IMG] I believe they can start laying around 5 months old if the lighting/season is right.
     
  6. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4-9 months old, depending on the season, breed etc.
     
  7. DenverDucky

    DenverDucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pekin started laying at 4 months :)
     

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