How old is too old?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by EggsnQuackers, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. EggsnQuackers

    EggsnQuackers Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 12, 2012
    NW Minnesota
    Breeders, at what age do you pull your drakes and hens from your breeding flock? I've got a wonderful Silver Appleyard drake but he's getting older. I'm concerned about his fertility this spring. One of my hens is getting up there as well and I know her egg production has dropped considerably since her first season.
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Good question. Is there a threshold parameter for percentage of viable eggs that makes the difference between pulling them or not?

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