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Mating, But No Eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by memandthebirds, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. memandthebirds

    memandthebirds In the Brooder

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    My Runner drake has been mounting with Pekin duck, who is a willing and bossy partner, but it's been more than two weeks and I haven't found a single egg. Is it possible that he's just matured faster than she has? Or should I be concerned about her?
     
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  2. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    He has probably just matured faster. Ducks can take longer then drakes.
     
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  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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    Was she laying before she was getting mounted? Are they free ranging or confined?
    If she wasn't laying, he's probably practicing. If she was laying & they free range, she probably has a hidden nest.
     
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  4. TSOWOATNKC

    TSOWOATNKC Songster

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    My ducks started mating a few weeks before they started laying.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Same here around 2 weeks before egg laying.
     
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  6. memandthebirds

    memandthebirds In the Brooder

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    She wasn't laying before and they free roam during the day and are confined after sundown.

    A friend suggested they were practicing or going at it for the fun of it and I was thinking surely they wouldn't be practicing this much. This morning they've both been very protective of a specific bush, so I suspect it won't be long.
     
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  7. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist Premium Member

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    How old is the female?
     
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  8. memandthebirds

    memandthebirds In the Brooder

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    She's roughly 5 months and the drake is roughly a week younger.
     
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  9. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Mother Duck to Jabby, Gabby, Abby and Dabby Premium Member

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    Same here and today my Pekin lady actually BEGGED to be mated so I'm expecting more eggs in 2 weeks! ;)
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Abby? :love
     
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