Will they begin to lay eggs in the winter?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by suburbanduckmom, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. suburbanduckmom

    suburbanduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    Belmont, CA
    I have a 6 week Pekin female and an 10 week Muscovy (that we think is a) female. When will they start laying eggs? Will they start to lay in the winter? I live in California and we have pretty mild winters if that makes a difference.
  2. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2009
    Fort Worth, Tx
    I think six weeks is kind of young....

    Six months...? Maybe.....Im def not the expert but Im pretty sure 6 weeks is too young...

    Anyone else?
  3. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2009
    North Dakota
    Quote:Yes six weeks is way to young. Ducks reach matuerity at 4 months. And since suburbanduckmom lives in Califonia i think they would keep on laying.
  4. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    My one Pekin didn't start to lay until she was almost 6 months old. I was complaining because my neighbors Runners were laying at 4 months. I have two 5 month old Pekins who aren't laying yet but they're 8 month old sister is.

  5. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2009
    North Dakota
    I have three pekin hens and two of them started a couple weeks ago at 5 months of age - I am still waiting for the third to start.
  6. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Do runners lay earlier??? I have some that hatched the end of July. I was wondering how soon it would be before they start laying.


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