Indian Runners and eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gehrig38, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. gehrig38

    gehrig38 Hatching

    Jan 13, 2016
    I have 3 rescues, all as very young ducklings, who are now around 11 months old. Indian runners, 1 drake and 2 ladies. I am bringing in some young'ns next month (more runners) but was wondering one thing.
    Why don't the girls lay eggs?
    I live outside of Boston if that helps.
    They are actually now all 3 sleeping inside the chicken coop since it got real cold here.
    I have watched them mate, which btw is absolutely hilarious, but was wondering why neither female has ever laid an egg.
    I would love to have one hatch a little group someday.
  2. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

    Apr 20, 2007
    My runners started laying around 5 or 6 months old. I don't know if yours will wait until spring to start laying now. My runners are very good layers I'm still getting eggs even tho it's the middle of winter. I know your anxious to get that first egg when they start laying you will be over run with eggs. Don't forget to provide with a layer food and oyster shell.

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