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Mandarins ducks-how old when they lay for the first time?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickenlisa, May 7, 2008.

  1. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    I've got 2 pairs of Mandarins...I got them last fall and they are almost a year I think. How old are they when they first lay eggs? I know the 1 nest box has been checked out and hollowed out a spot in, but there aren't any eggs yet. We're in NJ...and its just been getting nice and warm off and on since April. Nice (summery)Spring weather and then cold and wet(yuck!) again. If they are almost a year, would they lay this Spring or not?

    Lisa
     
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what i can find out out they should be pairing and and mating in may
     
  3. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicken lisa . You wouldnt my any chance have any eggs for sale if they do lay would you ?? [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    When they do, I will. I'll want to keep some for them to set and hatch, but not all of them. I'll post if and when they start laying. Thanks for asking.
    Lisa
     
  5. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok great il keep my eyes open for your post . I have been trying to get some and cant find them any where
     
  6. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lisa -

    The 07 birds should lay this year and should start pretty soon!! Ours have just started laying in the last week, have had cold/warm/cold again spring here.

    What type of nest boxes are you using?

    Dan
     

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