White Pekins

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SED, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are White Pekins good layers? I am thinking about getting some and would like to know. Also, about how old are they when they start laying? Thanks, Scott
     
  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    I've heard that they don't lay as good as runners and khaki Campbells and I've even heard of pekins being seasonal...they will lay at around 20 weeks of age as long as they reach that age in the summer/fall. If they reach laying age in the winter, they probably won't lay until the spring.
     
  3. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pekins hatched on Easter and just started laying in December. Since she started, she has laid 2 eggs a day. They all add up pretty quickly, I cant imagine what I will do with the eggs once both of my girls start laying. Its winter here and she is still laying every day.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Ducks can lay 2 eggs a day?
    Gosh, so much to learn here!
     
  5. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    My 3 pekins laid every day... with an exception just every once in a while.
    I gave them away almost a year ago, and the guy that has them says
    that they are the best layers that he has.
    He also has a bunch of chickens, call ducks and musckovies.
     
  6. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    ducks don't lay 2 eggs a day.
     
  7. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    Mine started laying at 20 weeks and I still get eggs from them everyday, even in this freezing weather brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    Michelle
     
  8. mountainpridefarm

    mountainpridefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I had pekins and they laid just as good as my hens! Nice large off-white eggs with tough shells!
     
  9. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine do! I thought that was normal??
     
  10. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    no, that's not normal. Are you sure they are coming from only one duck? You said you have 2 ducks.
     

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