will they lay this year?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by steve25, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. steve25

    steve25 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 3 pekin hens that i raised from babies since march and wondered if they will lay eggs this year?
     
  2. Born A Duck Lover

    Born A Duck Lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 5, 2010
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    Yes, they probably will if they haven't started already. Have you given them a layer ration or otherwise encouraged them to lay? I know my ducks have always started laying at around 20-24 weeks, but I know from reading other posts here that some ducks will start several weeks earlier.
     
  3. CricketYang

    CricketYang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my April hens just laid her first egg today! I'm sure they'll lay any day now.
     
  4. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    My call girls were born march 15 and last thurs one of them laid her first egg... and one a day since. The othe one hasn't yet tho..
    I have a bowl of oyster shells (free Choice) and she chows them down... her eggs are perfect..
     
  5. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Don't give up, I am still waiting on my Muscovy Girls hatched in March. My Drake from that hatch is active and fertile so the girls will be a few weeks later. (2 hens sat 2 different nests at the same time, hatching days apart).

    Last year their parents didn't start laying until September and they had a clutch of eggs the end of the year to hatch.
     

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