Will my KCs lay eggs their first winter?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by earien4, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. earien4

    earien4 Hatching

    Nov 16, 2014
    Hi BYC!

    I'm new to keeping ducks and I have three khaki campbell hens here in Wisconsin for their eggs. I've read that they will start to produce eggs after about 4-5 months. They're 22 weeks old and I'm wondering if they will produce their first winter? I currently do not have lighting in their coop as I'm concerned with the safety but I did read that the lighting helps egg production. The ducks coop up with the chickens and this whole fortress is above the goats for additional warmth so everyone is happy as it is and I'm debating whether or not lighting is completely necessary. I personally feel they should naturally sync with the changing seasons instead of me altering anything. I can wait for eggs, but curiosity had me wondering... When?!
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I am in total agreement lights should not be used to force egg laying, they need breaks for their health.
    Here is the KC thread link you may find answers on here talking to other KC owners. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/302654/the-khaki-campbell-duck-thread

    Welcome to BYC!

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