When will my ducks lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hatykuber, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. hatykuber

    hatykuber In the Brooder

    Jan 1, 2017
    Two days ago I bought three adult ducks. A pair of seven month old male and female buff ducks, and a two year old female khaki Campbell. When can I expect them to start laying eggs here in their new home? They seem happy and I'm doing everything I can to make them comfortable and help them adjust to their new surroundings. I have never bought adult ducks before, so I'm just wondering if it'll be a while before they start laying for me. Thank you!
  2. animalwild

    animalwild Chirping

    Jan 29, 2015
    My ducks started to lay around seven to eight months of age. I would just give them a bit longer to adjust to their new home.
  3. dotknott

    dotknott Songster

    Apr 11, 2016
    Rhode Island
    My Coop
    Generally, if the daylight is long enough to spur the egg production in a duck and the duck is older than 22 weeks then they'll lay once they're comfortable in their new home. This assumes, though that they were laying previously this winter. If they weren't laying at their old home then they will start when daylight gets long enough.

    Especially as ducks get older they tend not to lay year round.

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