Southern Ducks - Winter Egg Production

CaliFarmsAR

Songster
Apr 26, 2019
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Hello, I’ve always heard that a duck may take 6-9 months to start laying but most often will not start until after winter solstice. Is this just because of the shorter days or the cold weather?
I have just 1 of 4 ducks laying every day.
One stopped laying late October and my 9 month old Saxony has not started yet.
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Beautiful ducks. I have Indian runner ducks and I read that wen the days are shorter they don’t lay eggs and that’s because they need 17 hours of light. My book is about Indian runner ducks so I don’t know if this is the same for the breeds you have.
 

DuckyDonna

Free Ranging
Aug 26, 2018
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I've got only runners and my first 2 hatches were born June 1st both years and they didn't lay until January. This year's hatch was also born the first of June but started laying the middle of October. I was shocked to get eggs so early. I just don't know. I'm doing nothing with light, just letting nature take its course. We did have an extremely warm Sept and October but we did last year too.
 

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