Runner duck life span

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 2dancingrats, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. 2dancingrats

    2dancingrats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long do Indian Runners usually live?
     
  2. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A LONG time... I have several that are 10-12 years old.
     
  3. 2dancingrats

    2dancingrats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Thanks, that's really good to know!
     
  4. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, and are they still laying at that age?
     
  5. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They still lay sporadically until they are very old. You will see the peak production between about 2-6 years old. After that, they steadily decline over several years. Yes though, some of mine that are very old do still lay.
     
  6. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    I hear that 6-10 years is normal for a female (they can pass away from egg laying problems) but some ducks can live 20+ I think the oldest ducks was 22 or 23. The vast majority of ducks do not die of old age, but usually are taken out by predators or health problems.
     

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