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What age and season?

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

  1. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    At what age do ducks start mating? And in what months or season?
  2. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2010
    Nova Scotia
    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

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    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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