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WHEN DO MALLARD'S USUALLY HATCH DUCKLINGS?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BackyardAnita, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a female and a male mallard duck and i'm wondering when their going to have some ducklings.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Mine usually set in spring and fall.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The hen should start laying a clutch and setting in the spring. As Kevin has mentioned some of the more domesticated lines will hatch a second brood sometime during the season. All this being said some will lay and incubate just about any time of the year.
     
  4. SJUDD

    SJUDD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine just started laying again (they stopped for the month of January.. too cold maybe?) but no one has been sitting on the eggs... they just lay them in the middle of the pen and walk away. I have 2 hens and 1 drake as well as a Cayuga hen. They are about 8 months old so not sure when they will take an interest in setting on the eggs but they are laying.
     

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