When will my ducks start laying?

Amiga

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Breed affects when they start laying. So does feed, temperature, and some number of unknowns.

My earliest layer was 16 weeks, 4 days. By 22 weeks everyone was laying. I have Runners. Smaller breeds lay sooner.
 

TheMayor14

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Well I have 2 pekin, 3 ancona, 2 khaki Campbell, and 1 rouen. If that will help know when they'll start?
 

Amiga

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I would expect the KCs to start the ball rolling, then the Ancona, and finally the Pekins and Rouen. And ducks can make liars out of us!
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Let's see - if yours were hatched 2/28/2015, 20 weeks average first egg for Khaki Campbells would be, umm, sometime late June or July. When they start trying to mate, that's when I would set out the free choice oyster shell. When most are laying, I would then switch to layer feed.
 

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