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

Silkie<3

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Jun 4, 2011
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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!
 

BCchick

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Sep 3, 2011
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My pekins were mating for several weeks before we got the first egg.
 

agregg15

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Apr 8, 2011
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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.
 

sourland

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

dragontamer56

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Apr 13, 2011
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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.
 

1234duck

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Jan 6, 2011
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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
At lease you would know for sure in 4 or 5 days when you candle them. ~Julie~
 

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