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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Wolf-Kim, May 28, 2011.
How well do Pekins lay?
Mine haven't layed very well. I have gotten about 18 eggs this year from my 3 girls. 2 are a year old and 1 is 8 months old. My neighbor on the other hand has one that started laying at 5 months old and has hardly missed a day. I guess it depends on the duck, I really wish mine would lay me some more eggs.
Mine are over a year old and I get an egg a day from the 4 females. They even laid right through the winter. Hard boiled duck eggs, delicious!
Hard to get consistent egg production from a Pekin. It can happen but most are seasonal layers. For high egg production, you want khaki campbells, indian runners, or my favorite, Welsh Harlequins.
Thanks. Someone had given me some and I was trying to figure out how many females I wanted to keep. (alongside all my other ducks. LOL)
With proper management pekins are fantastic layers, at least 200 plus eggs per year. We make quite a profit from them.
Mine lay every day apart from when they are in molt. Ive been very pleased with my Pekins/Jumbo Pekins.
150-200 eggs a year vs 300+ from the 3 breeds I listed. If you are in it for the eggs, there are better choices than a Pekin. Of course, a Pekin is going to be friendlier than the 3 I listed, but there are always individual exceptions.
Quote:Again, not true. I sell eggs commercially, and my pekin layers keep up with the khakis. The difference is that the base amount of feed to keep a pekin going is higher than the smaller breeds, resulting in a slightly higher feed to egg ratio.
Even Metzer Farms agrees.