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why won't my ducks lay eggs?

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I have had two beautiful pekin hens laying two eggs a day for about 3 months ... Over the last two months I added two mixed breed ducks probably half buff half Swedish and two kaki Campbell's . All are female except a kaki drake . The new ones are old enough, they've settled in why arnt they laying for me!? All good advice very appreciated
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They may still be adjusting to the move.  What are they eating?

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They may still be adjusting to the move.  What are they eating?
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I was thinking that too maybe it just takes a long time for them to settle in I'm feeding them dumor layer pellets. And every now and then I throw in oyster shells... They don't seem to like scratch. It's always left over in the morning...
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Yeah, it was probably the move at first at least, ducks will typically stop laying for awhile after a stressful event (moving, predator attack, etc). Then there's also the fact that winter is coming and many ducks don't lay over the winter. Mine only lay in the Spring and Summer, then they all stop to go through their yearly moult, then winter is basically here and it gets super dark and they just don't lay anymore until spring. So that might happen with yours as well.   

 

Scratch really isn't appropriate food for ducks anyway, maybe as an occasional treat if they like it. So I'd just stick to the layers pellets and offer the oyster shell on the side. 

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Ok so they definitely need oyster shells? Also my ducks are about 7 months old and have not molted yet.. When does that happen hopefully not during winter!
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I would give oyster shells. And sometimes mine molt in winter.

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