when will my pekins start layin

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by redneck4life27, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. redneck4life27

    redneck4life27 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 7, 2012
    Northern ny
    Ive had my 3 pekins and 2 welsh harliquins since may. When should they start laying. When should i start feeding them layer pellets.
  2. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Tending to my chickens
    I have one Pekin duck that started to lay when she was 6 months old.
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    Assuming that they were day olds when you got them they could start laying anytime. But with the days getting shorter, I wouldn't expect it for sure until spring. Egg laying is related to day length.

    You don't need to give them layer feed until you get the first egg. Whenever that happens, get some layer and transition them to the new feed to avoid intestinal problems. Or just continue feeding whatever you are now and provide crushed oyster shell for calcium.
  4. zooweemama

    zooweemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have several breeds (Pekin being one of them they are all within about 3 weeks old one of another) and they started around 22 weeks on some...and at 34 weeks I STILL have some not yet laying. It's been a crap shoot for us. We have had 3 begin laying the past couple weeks though.

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