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When does the a-laying stop?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckiesrule, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. duckiesrule

    duckiesrule Out Of The Brooder

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    My ducks were born on May 14th and I'm wondering whether they will lay before winter comes.

    When do ducks usually stop laying before spring?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Depends on the breed and location. Mine usually stop around November around here.
     
  3. duckiesrule

    duckiesrule Out Of The Brooder

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    Indian Runners and I live in Massachusetts. It got down to like 35 degrees last night.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How many hours of light are you getting right now?
     
  5. duckiesrule

    duckiesrule Out Of The Brooder

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    About 12 ... just before 7am until just after 7pm
     
  6. zooweemama

    zooweemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    For places with mild weather - I read that some ducks will lay all year round. Has anyone experienced that?
     
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    we get eggs pretty much all year from the Khakis, except when molting. --Florida here so we never get cold and never have the super short daylight
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The people with runners down here in Waco seem to get eggs year round.I would think it would be the same with KCs
     
  9. zooweemama

    zooweemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh luckyyyyy!! We do get shorter days and lots of rain. It gets cold but not snow cold. They will still likely spend their whole day on the pond but not much sun for months!
     
  10. duckiesrule

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    Just got my first egg! It has been in the 20s and 30s overnight. Sun sets before 5pm. Maybe we will have eggs through the winter! My runners are 6 months old, almost exactly.
     
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