When do runner ducks start laying

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

  1. ringaring

    ringaring Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2013
    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 Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    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

    Sep 16, 2010
    Canaan Ny
    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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