How old to lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 9farmgirl9, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought it was 6 months like chickens and other poultry, but i didn't really look. Wasn't conserend. But my pekin are a little over 3months and they were definatly mating. When they were little i always thought 2 boys 2 girls and i think i was right. peach for sure male and tibble and trouble def. female. Dont no about squirt he can't walk good but in the water he was acting like male. But i was suprised aren't they too young??
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    They will mate for a while before the females will lay eggs. Depending on breeds- they can lay as early as 18 weeks old, but some of the more seasonal layers may not lay until the spring after they were hatched.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    My runners started breeding behaviors at about 12 weeks, if that helps.
     

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