Laying Patterns-

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MizAmberLea, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. MizAmberLea

    MizAmberLea Chirping

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    We’ve got two 6 month old Saxony hens that we know are finally laying.
    And we also have Five four month old hens (2 Cayuga and 3 Saxony) and two 4 month old drakes.

    My question is-
    Is it possible that the younger ladies can/will start laying at 4 months old due to the influence (biological and or behavioral) of the two older hens?
     

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  2. LilyLoo

    LilyLoo Songster

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    I cant answer the question, sorry. Just wanted to say beautiful ducks and nice pond set up.
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Are you seeing mating behavior out of your younger ones? If not then they may not lay till spring. With my Runners and Buffs I saw the girls giving the drake the come on once mating started then the eggs appeared about 2-3 weeks later.
     
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  4. Loopeend

    Loopeend Songster

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    Laying at 4 months is really young; compared to average.
    I have had some that started laying at 4 months old.
    It's not really different as humans. Average age is 12-13. Some are 9 and some are 16. No problem.

    If there is an 'average' it will also mean that there are exceptions. And it is often biological. Luckely for chicken/ducks it is a good trait to lay eggs a.s.a.p.
     

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