Just WHEN is mating season?

NYRIR

Crowing
9 Years
May 13, 2010
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Petersburg,NY
Just wondered because I couldn't find it in my book...when does mating season typically start and end? I'm hoping to get more fertile duck eggs and need to know my time frame.
 

NYRIR

Crowing
9 Years
May 13, 2010
3,080
28
256
Petersburg,NY
Lol...ok...good to know because when I first got my ducks last year...I waited and waited and waited...NO EGGS UNTIL THIS SPRING!! I think maybe the hut they had before we built the new one was too small and dark and it may have inhibited them from laying.I'm hoping to find out a time frame that's good for hatching eggs.
 

Crayonsmom

Songster
10 Years
Jun 29, 2009
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MA
Yep.
All of our eggs that I've checked so far have been fertile! We have a 3/13 drake/hen ratio.
 

Crayonsmom

Songster
10 Years
Jun 29, 2009
308
1
123
MA
We have 3 female Khakis and get 3 eggs every day.
Our other girls are still too young to lay. They did stop laying during the winter for awhile and I'm not sure why,maybe just the temperature/season, but when they are laying, it's every day. I should have looked around for some eggs today because they've been free range lately and I would hate to find a week old egg and not know how old it really is!
 
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