Is mating all they think about? When will they produce?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Gator113, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Gator113

    Gator113 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2009
    Port Angeles, Washington
    We are new to raising ducks. We have 5 Muscovy ducks, 3 girls and 2 boys. They are about a year old +/-.

    They started breeding like the dickens about 2 1/2 weeks ago. These kids are busy, busy, busy!

    They free range, but we have checked everywhere they have access looking for eggs to no avail.

    QUESTION: Is there and average length of time after they begin to breed, before they begin to lay eggs??
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2011
  2. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    I feel like I could have asked this question!

    I have no answers but am anxious to know the answer!
  3. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    They are just like people ( Is sex all they think about?) but some people never "produce" anything.


    Do not worry, unlike some people your ducks will "produce" just be patient.
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    My runners began displaying breeding behavior about four to eight weeks before laying.

    In other words, four weeks later, we had an egg, eight weeks later, everyone was laying.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I changed the title a bit because I know how this crowd can be. [​IMG]

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