How old do welsh harlequins need to be to lay?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have any welsh harlequins from meter farms that stared laying? If so how old were they? Thanks!
     
  2. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got ours on March 3 this year and they started about 1 month ago.
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! so like 4 5 months? Thats pretty good!
     
  4. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were hatched and raised by a breeder and they started laying around 4 1/2- 5 months old
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Man, I did not need to see this thread. I have wanted a couple of Welsh Harlequins OH SO MUCH! I'll have some next year!
     
  6. 105600

    105600 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm assuming you meant METZER farms? [​IMG]
    My first Welsh Harlequin laid at 171 days and my second laid at 181 days.
     
  7. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Domestic mallard-derived ducks (harlequins, campbells, runners, etc.--all domestic breeds except muscovies are mallard-derived) will generally start laying between four and five months. Some will wait until the following Spring if they happen to mature in the Fall. The egg-laying breeds will tend to go ahead and start laying. I've heard great things about harlequins and I hope you enjoy them!
     
  8. michaelinnc84

    michaelinnc84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are making me want my harlequinns even more now! LOL. Can't wait till november!
     
  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It ok, just hold in there.

    And yes I ment metzer farms.
     

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