What time of the day do ducks lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Aglaboost, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Aglaboost

    Aglaboost Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry if this topic already exists, I couldn't find anything in the search.


    I'm fairly certain all my hens are more than old enough to start laying eggs. At night I put them in their pen, but at day they are free to wander the yard.

    Every morning I check their pen for eggs and not a single egg yet. Are they laying them during the day? I scour the yard every day for eggs as well, maybe where I am just not finding them?
     
  2. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will lay USUALLY early in the morning. Ours are done by 6:45-7:00 am. How old are your ducks?
     
  3. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Early morning.
     
  4. Springthing

    Springthing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Early morning here as well - 6:30 - 7:30am
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    mine are uaually through by 8:30a.m.
     
  6. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Most of mine lay in the morning by 9am- but I do sometimes find them in the afternoon as well.
     
  7. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my duck lay early morning. My Khaki Campbell didnt start laying til she was 6 months old but has rarely missed a day since. Her daughters started at around 4 to 5 months they are Campbell/Runner mixes and my Pekin started at 5 months.
     
  8. In2Caps

    In2Caps Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are about 7:00 a.m. as well. Since that is also the time that I go out to let them out of their houses for the day, and they LOVE being out of their houses, that means I often end up with then dropping those eggs on the ground instead of in the house. Nothiing like a warm slimy newly dropped egg. [​IMG]

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  9. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our duck (only one laying) seems to be an early bird. She seems to lay somewhere between 4:30 am and 6 am.
     
  10. RunnerWhisperer

    RunnerWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Early am for mine. I let them out around 6am and there has been one in her nest everyday.
     

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