View Full Version : duck eggs laying question.
17-11-2010, 05:59 PM
Ok so the ducks have finished sitting/hatching their ducklings. How soon after they have gone of their eggs (and none hatched) or hatched their chicks will they start laying again.
18-11-2010, 06:38 AM
My only experience is my Khaki Campbell. Her first batch hatched, and it would have been a couple of months before she started laying again I think. After that, she has tried so many times but they never hatch any more, they just go rotten eventually (its so sad). It seems to take her about 6-8 weeks to start laying again each time after giving up. Not sure whether this is different for different breeds?
18-11-2010, 07:04 AM
That is sad. Poor little thing.
Anyway thanks for the info, I will stop keeping them locked up in the mornings. It looks like i've ruined them all for two months since all were sitting for a bit. I wonder if its because they lose condition and or hormones. And they have to get healthy again. I suppose when i think about it, it was about 6-8 weeks when the hen started laying again too.
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