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What is the earliest age before a mallard hen can lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckLover9138, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. DuckLover9138

    DuckLover9138 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know this??
     
  2. evansacres

    evansacres Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had my ducks for just over a year...Not Mallards but Rouen & Pekins. They were born last June and started laying this spring around the end of February or March. My Rouen has already gone broody and is in the process of hatching out (we've got 4 so far).

    Sorry can't give you specifics on mallards but hope this helps...
     
  3. DuckLover9138

    DuckLover9138 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!! It helps a lot especially the Rouen. The mallards that I have were born in mid February. I was hoping the hen would lay eggs soon.
     
  4. Stormy Autumn

    Stormy Autumn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't give up hope! I have a four-and-a-half month old Cayuga who just started laying, and she has laid 5 eggs in 5 days! I think it just depends on the individual duck.
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Mine started at about 8 months, been very steady since then. At about a year, this past spring, 2 of them went broody! I don't have a drake though, so it was pointless. [​IMG]
     
  6. DuckLover9138

    DuckLover9138 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I hope mine lays eggs soon.
     

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