Laying and mating age?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 1duckychick, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. 1duckychick

    1duckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At about what age do ducks start laying eggs? What about mating?

    Mine are 13weeks now and I'm wondering when I have to start egg-hunting. I'm not really looking to expand my flock!
     
  2. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    ducks are usually around 6 months old when they start laying. lol you still have some time.
     
  3. 1-duckling

    1-duckling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I needed some new hens for my drake so I purchased 3 blue runner ducklings, week olds, in March and they were laying good in August. So they were 5 months. They were breeding a good month or so before that. It was once their feathers were all grown out when the drake took a liking to them. They tend to like the covered litter box I use for a nest box and I keep them in their night pen until around 8 a.m. so usually all the eggs are layed before I let them free range. Makes it easier to find the eggs and they stay cleaner.[​IMG]
     
  4. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started laying recently at 20 weeks. The drake started mating them at about 4 months.
     

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