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How old do ducks have to be to start breeding?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by erinszoo, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. erinszoo

    erinszoo Songster

    Jun 28, 2011
    North Central Oklahoma
    We got our ducks as day olds the end of May. After their molt in August we knew we had a drake. He has a special liking to a particular chicken and now it appears he is trying to do the deed with her. I know I've read that a duck can kill a chicken in the process and we have plans to separate them this weekend, but I'm curious that he's already trying to breed. I didn't think we'd have to worry about this until next spring. Is this normal in a bird that is so young?

  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Crowing

    Mar 22, 2011
    Perfectly normal as they are practicing. [​IMG]
  3. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Songster

    Mar 26, 2011
    Durham, Connecticut
    5 to 8 months

    Ours started at 5 months and they haven't slowed down since!

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