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Ducks not Laying any ideas?

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I have an Indian runner that we got about 3 weeks ago and it layed an egg the first day we got it but nothing since, we also have a Muscovy that we have had for about 2 months with no eggs, and I believe it to be a Swedish duck we have had for 3 months with nothing. Any Suggestions? we feed them 22% protein laying pellet whole corn BOSS and occasionally catfood

10 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Easter Eggers, 4 Silkie, 2 Golden Comet, 2 Golden laced Wyandotte, 4 Aracana, 1 Black Sexlink, 1 Barnavelder, 2 Barred Rock, 1 Black Copper Meran, 3 Dutch Rabbits, 1 Leopard Gecko, 1 Sulcata Tortoise, 1 Rats, 1 Cat, 2 Dogs, 1 Beta Fish   

 

Ask yourself, If the juice is worth the squeeze?  

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10 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Easter Eggers, 4 Silkie, 2 Golden Comet, 2 Golden laced Wyandotte, 4 Aracana, 1 Black Sexlink, 1 Barnavelder, 2 Barred Rock, 1 Black Copper Meran, 3 Dutch Rabbits, 1 Leopard Gecko, 1 Sulcata Tortoise, 1 Rats, 1 Cat, 2 Dogs, 1 Beta Fish   

 

Ask yourself, If the juice is worth the squeeze?  

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post #2 of 3

Time of year.

For all animals, short days mean - don't reproduce.

Lengthening days are a signal to reproduce.

 

Moving animals causes them stress.

 

I imagine it is a combination of day length and the move.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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I agree with the above post. I feed my ducks layer pellets through. Ducks don't need that much protein. If you're worried about it while on a layer 16% feed you can give them high protein treats like the the catfish food on occasion. 

 

Ducks are different than other poultry because after 3 weeks of age, ducks don't need high protein. They can be cut down to 14-16% protein. I give mine 18% all flock until 3 weeks then cut in oats. Then at 16 weeks they get layer feed for the added calcium. 

 

Catfish feed is 32-36% protein, which is way too much as anything other than as a treat. Even as a duckling. 

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