Will Spring-hatched 'scovies lay this summer?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hossfeathers, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. hossfeathers

    hossfeathers Songster

    Oct 24, 2009
    I've got a trio of spring (20 April) hatched 'scovies. They'll be five months (20 weeks) at the end of August. I'm in North Carolina.

    I'm guessing the females won't start laying until spring. Am I right?

  2. hossfeathers

    hossfeathers Songster

    Oct 24, 2009

    I know that I'll eventually find out, just like when I was trying to figure out if the ducklings were male or female, but any thoughts would be appreciated![​IMG]
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I'm not sure but since muscovies are seasonal layers, I'm guessing you'll be waiting until spring.
  4. LemonDoodles

    LemonDoodles Chirping

    Jul 6, 2011
    Huntsville, AL
    My girl is just a week older and I am curious as well. I hope someone has an answer.

  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Mine usually start to lay around 7 months. Mine won't lay for a few months when it's really cold but other than that they continue to lay... almost like how a chicken stops laying when it molts i guess. The never seemed to have a real "season" to me anyway, they just don't lay when it's really cold.
  6. Terri O

    Terri O Songster

    My skovies only lay in spring. I agree that they seem to be seasonal layers. I am betting that you will have to wait until at least March! Sorry....

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