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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck15, Nov 3, 2011.
i had my ducks for about 7-8 months and still not mating or laying an egg. no nest too be found.
Quote:What breed are they and you say you've had them 7-8 months but how old are they now? could you post pics, and could you have all females or males?
they are much bigger now.
Quote:Pekin? does the one have the telltale drake feather?
sometimes they wont start laying until the following spring. i have 7 hens that are a hair older than yours. 1 pekin started 3 months ago and a cayuga started last week. none of the others are laying. from what i've read its normal. does it quack loudly ever? if not it may be a male. i've heard not all pekin drakes get the curly tail feathers.
I have three pekins, 2 females and a male. The drake has the curly tail feather and breeds the ducks all year round but they only lay for about 3 to 4 months in the summer time. Currently we just feed the eggs to the dogs and the pigs, we have incubated and hatched the eggs a few times but ended up selling the ducklings. Ours free range and we have zero problems. They are going on two years now and we are hoping they will get broody and hatch their own little ducks
after watching the video it sounds like a female in the cage and a male on the lawn. my pekin is still laying in nov. they can lay 100-200 eggs per year. do you let them free range? they could be laying somewhere in the yard you dont know about.
im in a tropical country which means we dont have spring and i let them roam inside a fence
Quote:You didn't say if the one has a curly drake feather or not?
they both have no drake feather but im sure one of them is male