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When should my Saxony duck start laying?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JBarton, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. JBarton

    JBarton New Egg

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    Hello all! I was hoping for some insight here.

    I have a female Saxony duck that my bantam hen hatched. She is about 28 weeks old, and so far not laying. I was wondering if this is typical? She is on all-poultry feed with our hens, and seems fat and happy. Could there be an issue with her reproductive system, or is it typical for them to take this long? I may be a bit paranoid because I've never had anything but chickens.

    Thank you in advance, and Happy Thanksgiving!
    Julia
     
  2. HannahDuckLover

    HannahDuckLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks often start laying around 6 months old.
    Did you say she's fat? Obesity could keep a duck from laying.
    I'm not the most experienced here, so I don't have much advice, but I don't think it's a big problem.
     
  3. JBarton

    JBarton New Egg

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    The friend who gave me the egg just told me that her mother is a very inconsistent layer and lays for about four months out of the year, so I'm assuming that our problem is probably genetics. Thank you though!
     

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