When do Ducks start laying?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ColoradoChicken, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. ColoradoChicken

    ColoradoChicken New Egg

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    I am new to ducks, I was giving 13 mixed breed ducks. I have been reading an I keep hearing about Breeding season but I can not find out when Breeding season starts. Also when do Ducks start laying eggs?

    Thank you!
     
  2. CallDuckLover

    CallDuckLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I am new to ducks too,

    They are so much fun.
    Breeding season is usually in the spring.
    Ducks usually pair up in the winter and lay eggs in the spring, but my Pair of Call Ducks are laying eggs now. Two eggs so far.[​IMG]

    Hope this helps
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2010
  3. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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  4. CallDuckLover

    CallDuckLover Out Of The Brooder

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    ya actually my pair of call ducks are laying early. They usually don't lay until the spring.
     
  5. ColoradoChicken

    ColoradoChicken New Egg

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    Is "spring" different for each area. Since I am in Colorado what are the Dates for Spring.

    I went out to the Ducks to look around and see if I could find any eggs, and I did!!! I found One. [​IMG] It was frozen so it is not from today.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    My Indian Runner is already laying. I am getting eggs here and there from my Welsh Harlequins. Last year I had a buff and she started laying late February.
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    My BEI started laying last week.
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    My calls start in March, and my mandarins in april.
     
  9. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Calls just started this week I have 5 hens laying right now. some standard ducks will start laying the end on February depending on where you are!
     
  10. luckyduck

    luckyduck Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to ducks too, but here in balmy BC my pekins have given us an egg every day and when we checked them for fertility, all were fertile. That's what we're raising in the incubator. Of course they will stay in the house till fully feathered.
     

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