Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 688peterl, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    when do ducks start to lay? do they lay all year round (they are indian runners btw not even hatched yet)...

    do i need to make some kind of nest for them to lay the eggs in...

    i dont even know if my soon to be ducks are hens or drakes! im incubating 2 eggs they are due to hatch next week and knowing me luck i will end up with 1 drake and 1 hen!

    anyways do i need some kinda nest? they will be in a duck house im gonna build its a house/run combo and it will al be on one level

  2. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

    Nov 20, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    a female will build her own nest... just keep her safe when she does. Runners lay a lot of eggs, maybe around 300 a year? mine live in the comforts of inside so they have an even temp and light, and i'm still getting eggs. they will take breaks usually in winter.

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