How old is too old?

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

  1. EggsnQuackers

    EggsnQuackers Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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