Male Mallard mating before she's laying does that mean im close?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Silkie<3, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Silkie<3

    Silkie<3 In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] O'k my male mallard (Wade) just started mating with my female (Waddle) does that mean she is close to laying her first egg??? there both almost 5 months !!!!!!!!!!! thank you for your help!
     
  2. BCchick

    BCchick In the Brooder

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    My pekins were mating for several weeks before we got the first egg.
     
  3. Silkie<3

    Silkie<3 In the Brooder

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    [​IMG].........
     
  4. Silkie<3

    Silkie<3 In the Brooder

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    Sorry there both almost 6 months ....we got them end of march
     
  5. agregg15

    agregg15 Songster

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    My mallards haven't layed yet and they're over 30 weeks. I have seen them mating since they were around 24-25 weeks. I've heard that mallards only lay in spring and early summer.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    It is probable that your mallard will not lay until next spring. They are primarily seasonal layers.
     
  7. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

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    I think their done laying eggs now. I have Rouen & Golden Cascade ducks, their both done laying. ~Julie~
     
  8. dragontamer56

    dragontamer56 In the Brooder

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    i just aquired a mallard hen from a friend that is moving and she is laying eggs still. i have had her 2 days adn have gotten 2 eggs. to bad the male had dissapeared a couple weeks ago or i would incubate.
     
  9. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

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    I would incubate still, they might be fertile. Two weeks, if the drake mated with her before then the eggs could be good [​IMG] At lease you would know for sure in 4 or 5 days when you candle them. ~Julie~
     
  10. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    Oh yeah. Look for eggs any time

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