Disappionted with egg production

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by spud1035, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. spud1035

    spud1035 Out Of The Brooder

    67
    0
    39
    Nov 25, 2009
    nw ohio
    I have four khaki campbell and two silver appleyards that are less than a year old and I was gettin four to six eggs a day this fall and it has since fallen off to 1-2 eggs a day with no additional light. When my chickens were less than a year old, their first winter would give me about four eggs for six girls. They are gettin just standard duck pellet mix and red wigglers when I open up the compost pile for em.

    I thought that since ducks take the winter for well for me that their production would be similar as the first year chickens for me. So far this experiement hasn't worked out as planned.
     
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    They need extra light to stimulate egg production. 14-17 hours of light is needed according to your geographical location. I have 8 Saxony girls and they produce one egg per day each.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by