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Calcium problem or what ?

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So my problem is: I have one female mandarin duck (white color) which is two years old now and she doesn't lay any eggs till now... she is mating with the male, is checking the nesting boxes but nothing last year, nothing this year... One of my friends have the exact same problem with a female wood duck. We both buy the ducks from the same person which has also buy them from a renowned breeder from Hungary.

And now I asking, is that a calcium problem or it is possible that the breeder who raise them have done something to this ducks so they can't reproduce anymore ?  

 

Here is a photo of her. 

 

post #2 of 6
How much sunlight are they getting? Are they contained or free range? What are you feeding them? To my knowledge there is no way for a breeder to stop a bird from laying an egg, and it would really decrease the value of the bird if they did, many enjoy using duck eggs in baking.
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Are you positive it's a female?

In N.H.,Tony.

Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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Are you positive it's a female?

In N.H.,Tony.

100% sure. She is two years now and is mating a male... I don't think she is gay or transgender or something like that. :)

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Is she free range?
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100% sure. She is two years now and is mating a male... I don't think she is gay or transgender or something like that. :)

That doesn't mean it's a hen.If there are 2 males,1 will dominate the other and try to breed.

Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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