Pekin duck mating

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pattik1285, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. pattik1285

    pattik1285 New Egg

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    I'm new to Pekin ducks and have a mating question...
    Our ducks started mating @ approximately 14 wks.; is this normal?
    We have 2 drakes & 2 hens.
    Any help is appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Sounds about right.

    Please watch closely. Drakes can be too rough, can gang up on a duck, and you are the ducks' only hope - it is our job to make sure every member of the flock is safe.
     
  3. pattik1285

    pattik1285 New Egg

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    Thankyou for your reply! I have been a nervous wreck.
    So, I have read that once they start mating it's usually a few weeks before the females may lay an egg; has this been your experience?
    There seems to be so much conflicting information on the Internet.
    Also, should I provide them with some sort of nesting box or area for the females? If so, what should it consist of?
    The health & happiness is top priority for our birds, so any information is appreciated greatly...
    Thanks!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Most ducks like a quiet place to lay with nice soft bedding you can lay a piece of scrap flat wood up against the wall and screw it in place to keep it from falling then she can go under and have a nest,
    or make nest boxes out of scrap wood. all up to you, my Scovy's just lay in the stalls in the deep bedding that's there.

    You should see eggs soon. [​IMG] Welcome to BYC @pattik1285
     
  5. pattik1285

    pattik1285 New Egg

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    Your information is GREATLY appreciated!!!!!
    Thank-you so much!
     

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