I have one duck. Just one. Her name is Stella and she is our little Blue Indian Runner Duck. We got her when she was 24 hours old in June (2010) and she laid her first egg TODAY! I'm so proud of her, all grown up! I have heard that Runners will lay about 200 eggs a year, but not until they are sexually mature at 3-6 months of age.... AND they have 12 hours of sunlight a day. So why did my little Runner lay her first egg on December 3rd, possibly the darkest gloomiest day in her life? We just built her a brand new duck house that is super warm, and secure and we finished it about a week or 2 ago, could this have something to do with it? We do live in the Bay Area, so we have pretty mild winters compared to other places. Mostly, I want to know, Is she going to continue to lay from here on out, year round every day or every other day? OR Is she going to lay every day or 2x a day, during sunny months and this was just a fluke. Or something completely different? Any tips about making a nice laying environment for her would be nice too, thanks everyone, I just joined, this is my first post!