Mallards as layers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by zbraswell92, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. zbraswell92

    zbraswell92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do female mallards only lay seasonally?
    I have 5 mallards I'm raising. :)[​IMG]
    I plan of clipping their wings to prevent them flying away.
    But, will they lay consistently if raised in captivity and on a good diet?
    They are only around a month old now.
    (One duckling is 2 weeks older than the others, though.)
    Any feed back would be great.
    If they only lay in the spring, I might trade a few for a good laying domestic breed.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Mine lay during the spring and sometimes a short time in the fall. They were not breed to be good layers. You'd be better off with KCs or Runners if you're looking for layers.
     
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  3. zbraswell92

    zbraswell92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that's what I figured. Mallards are still pretty much 100% wild.
    I'm getting 2 KC and 1 lil blue/black runner in a week or 2 from an old teacher of mine.[​IMG]

    Thanx.
     

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