Maybe I'm jumping the gun a bit, but I'm slightly worried. I have a drake (very "frisky") and a hen Pekin Duck. I'm in the market to get 2-3 more females for him, but my question here is why she is not laying yet... I raised them both with chicks, started on 24% protein for the first week, then dropped down to 20% for the next 8 weeks or so. Then dropped to 18% for a few weeks, now they're on 16% layer feed and have been for the last 3 months or so. They also free range quite a bit, eating weeds and various bugs. They forage more than they eat the provided feed. They have a pond, and she doesn't seem stressed at all by the drake. So is it possible that she's not laying yet because she's too stressed from the constant friskiness, or maybe the feed %s have been off? Or... maybe I'm just crazy and should wait another week to let nature take it's course a bit further before overreacting?