pekin duck question

chickensandmore

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11 Years
Apr 24, 2008
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Well everything that I have read seems to say they should have already started, My understanding is that Pekins lay year round from about 51/2 months ..
I just got a dozen day old ducklings a month ago.. I am hoping for spring..
Just wondering is the age correct.. they get so big so quick..ours seem to grow each time we go to the barn..
I hope some else comes along and sets this question straight ..

Good luck with your Ducks

Don
 

jhm47

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11 Years
Sep 7, 2008
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I've raised quite a few Pekins over the years. Here in South Dakota, they usually quit laying in late summer/early fall, and resume laying in early spring. They are fairly good layers for being classed as meat birds. If you really want lots of duck eggs, get some production runners. They will lay as many eggs as the best laying chicken hens.
 

FisherMOM

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11 Years
May 7, 2008
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Mine are 5 1/2 months old and just started laying. I am in Western NY .. if that matters. They have been laying eggs for over a week now.
 

RoyalHillsLLC

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Mar 5, 2007
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I am curious, do they lay in boxes you have prepared? I am freeranging but currently pen at night. I have muscovies, pilgrim geese, and africans. I was wondering what I need to do to be able to gather eggs next spring when they lay. I had one mature hen that layed in the pen most of the year and then started disappearing in August and I assumed she went broody or something and then got eaten.
 

FisherMOM

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11 Years
May 7, 2008
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All 3 of mine laid then in the same section of the open last night. I think that I need to make them a nest box/area. Looks like they would use one.
 

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