Hey all. My Welsh Harlequin and Cayuga are 21 weeks old now and are not laying yet. They are being bred by my male W.H. Will I see eggs this year or will they not lay until next spring? I'm really hoping they will start laying anytime. They are definately female and appear healthy. They are on duck/goose grower (18% protein) and they free range during the day. I am not supplying any source of calcium as I figure they would get it naturally. They have a comfy house and put themselves to bed everynight. I do have some younger 15 week old ducks (3 ducks, 5 drakes). They are crosses from silver appleyards and K.C. I realize the ratio of males to females is off and I plan on getting rid of all but one in the next several weeks. I have not seen the new drakes trying to mate with the older gals, nor do they harass them. I think they know my drake w.h. is the boss. My new drakes are starting to do the head bob dance with the new ducks but they have not been over them yet that I have seen. Am I doing anything wrong or are they just "late bloomers"? I will try and get some pictures of my flock and the house/run up here soon. I know everyone likes pictures. Thanks, Chris.