Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
Duck Advice (part 2)

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Poultry
Author 
 Message
bimini



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 151

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 15 7:33 pm    Post subject: Duck Advice (part 2)  Reply with quote    

I have recently acquired 2 Indian Runners. They were advertised as 2 years old and female. I have had them for a fortnight now. I am hoping to have some eggs soon, but having never had ducks before have a couple of questions:
Do ducks go off lay in the winter... when can I expect them to come into lay?
How can I confirm that they are female?
Many thanks.

mousjoos



Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 1977
Location: VERY Sunny SW France
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 15 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hallo

Male Runners have a tail feather that curls upwards generally; & are more colourful

My runners lay but very erratically; if they live amongst themselves ie not with chooks or other fowls, they tend to lay anywhere & everywhere within there domain...that is to say, if they live in an enclosed space

This is my experience of Runners...other experiences are available


They are very funny

bimini



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 151

PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 15 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Had my first egg today!!
However another query... neither have the curly tail feathers that mousjoos suggested, but I have seen them mating - does that mean that I have one of each sex or do females sometimes mount each other like cows do?

mousjoos



Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 1977
Location: VERY Sunny SW France
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 15 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Curly feathers didn't develop straight away....& sometimes I've had 4 of them "at it", with only 1 of them a female


They're still funny

bimini



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 151

PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 15 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I agree they are very funny!!

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Poultry All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright 2004 marsjupiter.com