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Pekin Ducks~ How well do they lay?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Wolf-Kim, May 28, 2011.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How well do Pekins lay?
     
  2. Horsefly

    Horsefly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are over a year old and I get an egg a day from the 4 females. They even laid right through the winter. [​IMG] Hard boiled duck eggs, delicious!
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    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.
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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)
     
  6. TDM

    TDM Chillin' With My Peeps

    With proper management pekins are fantastic layers, at least 200 plus eggs per year. We make quite a profit from them.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  7. TDM

    TDM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Not true.
     
  8. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine lay every day apart from when they are in molt. Ive been very pleased with my Pekins/Jumbo Pekins.
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    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.
     
  10. TDM

    TDM Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.

    http://www.metzerfarms.com/DuckBreedComparison.cfm
     

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