Will Pekins lay in the winter???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mahsmaj, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will Pekins lay in the winter???
     
  2. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not a expert on ducks, however, my white pekin layed almost every day last winter
     
  3. Quack

    Quack Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine also layed through Feb then took about 3 months off.
     
  4. WilsonAcres

    WilsonAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have khaki Campbell's assuming most ducks are alike ..ours lay all year round, but then again we live in northwest fl so it doesn't get extremely cold and snowy here.
     
  5. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As this is in chicken behaviour as opposed to duck behaviour, I can only give you an opinion on Pekin bantam chickens.

    I have one Pekin bantam chicken who is almost 2yrs old and has not laid an egg this winter due to moulting. However, I acquire some peking frizzle bantams last weekend and they are laying regularly.

    Much will depend on: age; breed; moult; temprement; climate; daylight hours; personality; feed; desire; husbandry; mites/lice. Too many variables to give a definitive answer.
     
  6. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my pekin has been more consistent with laying that my chickens so far this winter. this is my first winter with birds old enough to lay though, also each bird can be different, also as far as duck breeds, khaki's are in a different category all together that pekns when it comes to egg laying.
     

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