1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Nesting?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chicks Galore3, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

    8,139
    151
    326
    Dec 16, 2011
    Iowa
    My two ducks (One Pekin and one Buff) are 17 weeks old. They'll probably start laying in 4-5 weeks, right? Do they need nesting boxes like chickens do?
     

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    23,171
    2,346
    521
    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    That's about right - with the advice that some ducks take their own sweet time.

    If you see them acting out mating, it may be only a month till laying, or, like - I think it was @cayugaducklady who had ducks that took a long time to lay after they started playing hop on top.

    Anyway, before too long it will be time to set out free choice oyster shell so they'll have enough calcium in their systems for strong egg shells.

    My Runners are not keen on nesting boxes. They like to make their own nests in corners.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by