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What age do ducks lay at??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Settler'sDreamFarm, May 28, 2009.

  1. Settler'sDreamFarm

    Settler'sDreamFarm █ [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    Usually at what age do ducks lay at??? I have Buff Orpuington Ducks and I was wondering at what age to they start to lay???
     
  2. SFF

    SFF Out Of The Brooder

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    I typically see my pekins starting to lay around 22-25 weeks old.
     
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  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I should have eggs coming out of my ears by late fall. Until then I just have 1 laying...my runner Chrissy. I got her when she was about 7 months old. Took her a couple of weeks to start laying, but she has been giving me eggs ever since.
     
  4. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know about that breed of duck but my crested and pekin were like 20 weeks...
     
  5. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The earliest I have ever had one start laying was about 16-18 weeks. Most of mine, regardless of breed, seem to start though at about 24-28 weeks.
     
  6. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes, Settler we have a long way to go! ha ha
     
  7. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cayuga was nearly 8 months before I saw my first eggs--and then I didn't realize they were hers because I had been thinking she was a he. lol
     
  8. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

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    my mallards took about 7 months to start laying, and my cayuga didn't lay her first egg until this spring, she quickly went broody to boot LOL, I knew she'd always wanted to be a momma, I'm just upset she never got to R.I.P lyra [​IMG]
     
  9. brittkett

    brittkett Just Hatched

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    My female Peking is 20 weeks old, and it is December, just started to average 30 degree temperature at night. Will she begin to lay soon, or will she start laying in the spring when the weather is warmer?
     

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