How old do ducks have to be to start breeding?

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

  1. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    Perfectly normal as they are practicing. [​IMG]
     
  3. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 to 8 months

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

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