3 days ago I adopted a 7 yr old Pekin duck. Her previous owner says the duck has NEVER laid any eggs. Is this possible? Might she lay in the future? My 7 month old female Pekin just started laying and gives me an egg or TWO almost every night.
Waddles came to my home 3 days ago after living alone in a pen as a single duck. She is used to a kiddie pool to swim in. She won't swim in my lake (yet?) with the other ducks. I have gently places her at the edge of the water but she runs back out! I keep her in a outdoor pen with an indoor shack when I am not able to watch her closely. She is still unsure of the 'duck territory' and I don't want her to wander off. Also, my 7 month old male Pekin, Peep, is the alpha-male of the group and chases her around grabbing her neck and tackling her to the ground. Waddles has very short legs compared to my other ducks and her feet a slightly 'pigeon toed' so she can't run very fast. I am slowly introducing her to the flock and hope she will be able to harmoniously join the others. She gets along well with the other females and sleeps with them at night, Right now I am keeping the 2 boys separated from the females at night.
Will Waddles ever lay eggs? How can I get her to swim in the lake?