Rouen Duck thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducklover87, May 5, 2013.

  1. K Epp

    K Epp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    22% layer pellet. They also free range from daylight to dark on 3 acres and have creek access. She prob lays 5 a week, but out laying my leghorns.
     
  2. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine a 12% until end of November to keep them from laying through the winter then I'll switching to a 30 % to kick start them. then down to a 22%
     
  3. K Epp

    K Epp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why don't you want them to lay in the winter?
     
  4. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine, well it would not matter one bit if I wanted them to lay in winter-- they just don't. Less daylight, colder temps, molting... Mother Nature tells the ducks what to do, not me. I feed a consistent diet of 16% protein year round. I might change to a layer feed with calcium but that's it.
     
  5. TheWalkingDucks

    TheWalkingDucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Oooh yay a Rouen duck thread! [​IMG]I didn't know there was one! Here's my rouen drake Rick Grimes. [​IMG]

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  6. K Epp

    K Epp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was completly shocked when I got my first egg. I didn't think or expect her to lay until the spring. Now I feel very rushed because she is the only duck I have and I have 3 drakes. Now I have to find more ducks to go with her before their hormones kick in. I thought would have until Spring...
     
  7. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got these and that was the program they were on. He has had ducks for years and that's what he told me to do.

    I don't want eggs now to have babies in the coldest part of the year.
    I believe they only have so many eggs to lay in their life time, why get them when the cold could kill them before you can pick them up.
     
  8. K Epp

    K Epp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I eat mine. I'm going to save your system for reference though.
     
  9. brklync

    brklync Out Of The Brooder

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    My Rouen hen petunia lays an egg EVERY DAY she started laying about a month ago and hasn't missed a single day.

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    I punts solid back on my duck hut to help with the winter winds

    You say Mother Nature will tell her to stop laying her eggs soon? I thought since they are domesticated that wouldn't happen
     
  10. goats rule 101

    goats rule 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww he's beautiful! Or handsome whatever :p Here's all my drakes(plus my mallard josh) [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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