When do they start laying?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 1lpoock, May 7, 2009.

  1. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Some of you might know that I have 6 khaki campbells and 6 cayugas that are only 3 days old. What age do they start laying at....also, when they are about to lay, what feed do I switch to. Would the Dumor 16% Layer Poultry feed work fine with ducks. One more thing, when they do start laying, will the eggs be fertilized or will that not happen to next spring when they are ready to mate. I'm just wondering if I'll get fertilized eggs this fall. Will they mate both breeds mate year round? Or just the campbells?
     
  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Anyone have experience with these breeds? [​IMG]
     
  3. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Ducks start to lay when they are 20 to 22 weeks
    If they are with a male the eggs should be fertile.
    Both breeds will mate year round.
    Dumor 16% Layer Poultry feed will work for ducks.
     

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