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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by happy duck, Aug 18, 2018.
The name is very explanatory....what do you guys know about it?
Spring--about early April through mid-June, though that probably depends on region. Drakes get very aggressive and fight a lot(though that varies by individual), and some ducks start brooding. You'll know when a duck is thinking about it, because she'll start bobbing her head towards the ground when she walks, and her voice will change. A good ration is one drake to five ducks, especially if they're heavier breed, because drakes are really hard on ducks. Egg production will skyrocket.
As someone else once told me: "Whenever they see a female!"
Some domestic ducks generally breed year-round. But some breeds have different breeding season which goes from late winter through spring to early summer. During the mating season the ducks generally show mating behavior and lay eggs.
My muscovies start breeding in autumn (fall) and continue to summer. My Mallards breed in spring to summer.
Muscovies: around May- January
Mallards: September- December
Mine I think will lay year round! Thanks for the responses!!!
My Runners laid for 18 months straight finally come Feb this year they actually took about a 2 month break I was very relieved.
I am guessing that it is good for them to get a break?
Yep. Only having Muscovy before I got my Runners and Buffs I was use to them having a defiant breeding and laying season. I was getting kind of worried my Runners would be laid out by 2 yrs old if they didn't slow down. Plus all that calcium they need to lay all those eggs. But they made it and so did I lol
What breed of Ducks and location plays a role in breeding vs laying and sexual behaviour...