Laying Mallard

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by deserthotwings, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 flying Mallard hens with several drakes. They are all about 6 months old. Two days ago I found the first egg and today I found another one. I was under the impression that wild Mallards only layed during the spring. Am I wrong or do I just have a mixed up young duck. Thanks for any comments.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Domestic Mallards do not carry the exact same patterns their Wild relatives have. Mine lay fall,spring, and summer but cut off in winter.
     
  3. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mallards started laying about 3 wks ago.I also put 3 of their eggs under my broody hen.They are fertile too!
     

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