duck eggs laying question.

Discussion in 'Breeding, Raising, Feeding and Caring for Animals' started by sun burn, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. sun burn

    sun burn Junior Member

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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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