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It is not always easy or straightforward - even with my ducks, keeping them all squared away so that whoever needs special treats or treatment gets what they need without the others interfering. But they depend on us figuring something out for them.
I have had a secret rendezvous with Romy sometimes to give her extra calcium, while the others cannot see us. it's cute, because she is really good sneaking away from them when she sees me with her bowl of "special."
My ducks didn't lay at all the first year. We got our first eggs in very early spring (March if I remember correctly). I would definitely add hens to your flock ASAP if you have 5 drakes to 2 hens. They may not be interested in mating now, most mating is done in the spring and they would have been too young to be interested, but you could have some serious issues next spring when they are all adults.
Oh I am feeding grower mix with what they used to eat I am buying today organic pride layer which is what the ducks used to get before me. I will also get some oyster shells (do clam shells work? My dad goes clam digging alot).
Edited by Atroop - 12/1/15 at 7:32am
You don't mention how old they are, but they had already started laying before you purchased them, they are probably just adjusting to their new home. Our egg production dropped off dramatically both when we moved to our current home, (we went at least a couple weeks without any eggs and we were getting 5-6 a day out of 6 hens), and when we added to our flock this year. You also have to make sure they aren't hiding them somewhere. They can be very sneaky, burying them (in straw), hiding them behind things etc.
Edited by buggymuffin - 12/1/15 at 7:43am