What age do Ducks start to lay?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GlacierNan, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. jennychick45

    jennychick45 Chirping

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    how old are they when they get that? sorry i am new to poultry.
     
  2. themightysteph

    themightysteph In the Brooder

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    It can take several months..
     
  3. jennychick45

    jennychick45 Chirping

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    mine are 4-5 months. Should it have happened by now?
     
  4. themightysteph

    themightysteph In the Brooder

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    Post a pic of them and possibly I could try and help
     
  5. jennychick45

    jennychick45 Chirping

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    well i am 8 hours away from them right now :( but i will when i get home in about a week and a few days sorry....
     
  6. themightysteph

    themightysteph In the Brooder

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    It's ok
     
  7. RunamokRanch

    RunamokRanch In the Brooder

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    do they do a egg song like chickens? what are the signs?
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    MIne started playing hop on top about four weeks before the first egg was laid. Some ducks just plop an egg out, sometimes they walk around making a low-pitched ah-ah-ah-ah-ah sound.
     
  9. RunamokRanch

    RunamokRanch In the Brooder

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    Ok, should be soonish
     
  10. kss1113

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    At what age are the ducks sexually mature? I ended up with 8 drakes and only two little hens when I bought my Indian runner ducks. I'm going to have to get ride of the girls or most of the boys as I don't want the girls to deal with that all the time. They were born April 29th so they are now 3 months, 16 days old. That means that the girls might start laying soon? I thought I would be fine until next spring but it sounds like I need to separate or sell now, right?
     

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