Welsh Harlequin: How many years of good egg production?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FarmrGirl, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

    Jul 1, 2009
    Southern Maryland
    Anyone have Welsh Harlequins?

    I have a friend who's circumstances are changing and he needs to sell his flock of WH. I told him I'd be interested in taking them since I'm already set up for ducks - got my first batch this spring. I know he takes excellent care of them so they'll be very healthy but what I don't know is how long they'll lay. His girls are in their second year of laying now and he was swamped in eggs the first year. I imagine that, just like chickens, they'll gradually slow down and be out of their "production years" by the 4th. Just looking for confirmation so I know what a fair price is for his birds.
  2. pardygwyn

    pardygwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Not sure about WH specifically, but yes, that's generally how a duck's laying life goes.

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