When do Rouen lay?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by J99, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. J99

    J99 Songster

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    My two Rouen ducks are 27 weeks old if the breeder was correct and still no eggs
    What is the Rouens deal with laying? Do they build a separate nest? Do they only lay in warmth? Etc
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    If your going into winter in your area then they aren't likely to lay until spring.
     
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  3. J99

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    Well I was wondering but the article I read said they lay year round without even needing light
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    They may just wait till days begin to get longer again. Laying depends on daylight and they usually need at least 14 hrs. I have 3 young females that haven't started yet either. I will not add light I will give them plenty of time to mature. So lets just wait soon a winter solstice happens we'll be heading in the right direction. As for nesting mine just make nests in their deep shavings.
     
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  5. J99

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    Yes the last two days have been bitter cold like 12 degrees so winter is upon us here , she may wait and I’m not adding light either
    She has begun flirting with the drakes it’s so cute they stare at eachother and both bob their heads up and down lol
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    My drake and females are doing the same but I haven’t seen him breed any of the 3 yet. He is gorgeous with his gorgeous coloring and double drake feather.
     
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  7. J99

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    Let me see him
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Pictures just don’t do justice. Can we see yours too? :pop 29909909-25B4-4D3A-827F-3B12C5C91799.jpeg
     

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  9. J99

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    Ohhh my gosh he’s beautiful!!!!
    You’ve seen mine a lot lol remember I was the great debate of runners or not lol but those are drakes my girls are Rouen
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    So your Runners are drakes and your females are Rouen. I don’t think we’ve seen them lately ?
     
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