When do runner ducks start laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ringaring, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. ringaring

    ringaring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 blue runner ducks; 20 week old girls. I have 1 campbell/rouen cross drake (named AutE) - 24 weeks old. When can I expect to find eggs? Love has been in the air for over a month now and I am wondering if they need supplements while laying. They are in the duck house at night and out and about by 9am, so I think I'd see some eggs if they had started laying. I want to bring in a blue runner drake to take some of the demand off AutE now. Suggestions welcome. Thanks.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Sometime between 5-8 months old depending on the breed, I have Muscovys and they usually start around 6 months to 8 months. I keep oyster shell out year round,. [​IMG]
     
  3. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

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    my Runners born last April 25th of last year just started laying a few weeks ago. I think they were old enough in the last fall, but the short days hindered their starting. My Pekins started laying at 6 months old, but were hatched inearly March.
     

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