Mallard laying in the snow

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hamms mallards, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. hamms mallards

    hamms mallards New Egg

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    Hi I am looking for anyone who might know why my mallard hen is laying in the cold weather. I have 3 hens with 3 drakes in the coop with them an one of those hens is still laying even though the average temp outside is in the 30s and even has had snow on the ground, she lays one egg a day and I incubated 15 of them and they were all not fertile I'm just wondering why they are not fertile and why she is laying when the other hens are not thanks in advance
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some just lay in the winter, its common that some ducks continue to lay
     
  3. hamms mallards

    hamms mallards New Egg

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    ........ I am just wondering why they arnt fertile eggs though because my chickens lay in the winter and their eggs are still fertile I guess I'm just trying to understand better
     
  4. Mrs.H

    Mrs.H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she isn't being mated. Or stopped being mated. My ducks haven't been mating much lately
     
  5. Mrs.H

    Mrs.H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think chickens mate daily? Ducks pretty much mate during breeding season? I could be wrong
     
  6. hamms mallards

    hamms mallards New Egg

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    Thank you mrs. H
     
  7. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohh sorry i didn't read the whole thing
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Your right Mrs.H breeding season is from late winter early spring into September into Oct. depending on where you are. Ducks can continue to lay eggs if if mating season is over. But since Mallards are seasonal layers that's amazing your Mallard is still laying. So just see it as a bonus and Enjoy those eggs. [​IMG]
    Welcome to BYC!!!
     

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