When Will My Mallard Start Laying?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by silkie1472, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four mallards. 3 drakes, one hen. They are mallards, not rouens. (I have 10 of those as well). They will be a year old this June, but I would like to know when they will start laying. Should I move her to her own coop with her favorite drake, or leave her on our pond? They are not able to hatch their own outside of a coop, so I think that I will have to move them. Their wings are clipped as well.
     
  2. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Mallards usually start laying from 20-26 weeks. If you want ducklings I would move her into her own coop, but it would be best if there was more than one hen with the drake to prevent over breeding.
     

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