First year for ducks - bought 4 Pekin end of April at feed store and 6 Rouen ducklings on June lst. I thought they all would start laying eggs next Spring as wild ducks do. I've seen the Pekins mating and I've put low boxes w/pine shavings in the corner of the henhouse floor just in case. Books I have read say they will lay in Spring, but some info on Forum seems to say they will lay at a certain age. Help I'm really confused! Rouens are just changing feathers so have 3 males & 2 females and of the Pekins 2 males and 2 females which I am happy about.