What age and season?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by animalpro24, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age do ducks start mating? And in what months or season?
     
  2. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I find my birds start breeding at around 3 months of age, though the hens don't start laying until about 6 months old. Spring is when they usually are more, ahem, active, but in general they'll mate any time of the year
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Ditto Alicia G. My runners started practicing (we have no drakes) at about 12 weeks - 3 months. One of them began laying a month later, then over the next couple of months everyone got on board.

    And they don't seem to only be interested in breeding in the spring. I have a couple that went broody in February.
     

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