Saxony Ducks DO THEY LAY?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by iheartchickens1, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. iheartchickens1

    iheartchickens1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, i have saxony ducks, they are very pretty and lovely birds but i dont know if they lay eggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do they lay eggs? if so, do they need a drake/male duck with them to lay eggs? Are they like chickens and lay with out a male and do they lay every day?????????????????????????? I NEED ANSWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! X THXS




    Here are some pics of my saxony ducks, they are supposed to start laying eggs last sunday but still nothing! i only have females, i have no males so i dont now weather or not they still lay eggs!?

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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    1. Yes they lay eggs.
    2. No they do not need a Drake around.
    3. They are supposed to be good layers but I doubt you will get one every single day.
     
  3. iheartchickens1

    iheartchickens1 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you, this gives me hope that they might lay soon!!!!!!! thxs x
     
  4. Spifflove

    Spifflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I imagine they must lay eggs because someone layed them[​IMG] Nice lookers. Making me hungry[​IMG]





















    Saxonies are billed as the best duo purpose meat/egg duck; haven't tested them yet, will this spring.
     
  5. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    'What Kevin said was correct.

    How do you know they were supposed to start laying last Sunday?

    Many breeds have a window when they should start laying, like 18-20 weeks old. Many factors contribute to egg laying. Time of year, amount of light, diet, etc, etc, etc
     
  6. Nyssa03

    Nyssa03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have Saxony ducks - they started laying around 20 weeks. they are laying every 2-3 days - very nice large, delicious eggs.
     
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  7. LightningTFarm

    LightningTFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am currently raising Welsh Harlequins for eggs ( but at this point I will be waiting till spring for my first eggs). I am considering ordering meat ducklings this spring, and I am going back and forth between Saxonies and Silver Appleyards. Has anybody raised both? Can you tell me the best for: eggs, growth rate, meat quality, ease of raising. I like the look of the Saxonies, but I know a lot of people have Appleyards and really like them. Your comments will be greatly appreciated!
     
  8. Spifflove

    Spifflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same dilemma. They are very similair in looks. I think the Appleyard male gets a slight edge and the Saxony female gets a slight edge. Although some Appleyard females look similiar. They are similiar in egg and meat production. I will probably bite the bullet and buy both....after I get rid of the current fat ducks that I have. Quack! [​IMG]
     
  9. iheartchickens1

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    thank you very helpfunnl, but i woke up this morning and found that my saxony duck has gone blind! whqt do i do? HELP! xx
     

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