When should I start looking for my ducks eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shelleyd2008, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I was under the impression that most ducks layed in the spring only. I was looking on google, cuz I saw a post about it on this forum. It said that rouen ducks lay about 100 eggs per year, and pekins about 200. I only have one rouen hen, that is still young, so I'm not worried to much about her. But I do have 2 pair of pekins. I just got one hen last week, and the other about a month ago. Should I be looking for eggs yet? I know with my chickens, it took them about 2 weeks before they started laying after I got them. I was wondering if the ducks would be the same way. Or is it too late in the year for them? And at what age do they start breeding? All my drakes, save one, are about 4-5 months old.
     
  2. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rouen hen is pretty much done for the year. I will find an egg maybe once a week now. During the spring & summer she layed every day.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Anyone know how old they are to start breeding?
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    My muscovies didn't start laying until about 18 months of age. They lay like crazy April through July (or until it gets too hot).
     
  5. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pekins and Khaki Campbells still lay everyday. I'm not sure how old they are before breeding as mine were over a year before we got a drake. mayabe its the warmer weather but they usually diont stop laying much.Right now I have three broodie ducks sitting on the same 15 eggs in one nest box. They are khaki Campbells and Mallard. I was surprised they went broody this late in the season. Can't wait to see what happens.
     

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