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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BarredRocks3, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. BarredRocks3

    BarredRocks3 In the Brooder

    Aug 1, 2013
    New Hampshire
    At what age would my Pekin hens start laying and Pekin drakes start mating?
  2. pawabovefarms

    pawabovefarms In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2014
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Well, my lead female started laying at about four and half months. I am still waiting on my lower ranking females to start up their egg making machines. But, as young as four months, but 6 months is a more typical time frame.

    My drake is about 5 months old and already fertilizing eggs for us. However, yet again, closer to 6-7 months is more a typical expectation. Each duck is different, so it is hard to say by a certain age they all should be, some ducks just take a little longer, or work a little quicker.

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