Does cold weather affect duck egg production?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by The YardFarmers, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. The YardFarmers

    The YardFarmers Out Of The Brooder

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    Dec 11, 2009
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    I have 3 Khaki Campbell ducks born last spring. Up until this past week they had consistently laid 3 eggs every day with very few skips.
    This past week there have been 2 eggs most days, but zero eggs yesterday, and only 1 today. It has been cold here- teens to single digit temps, with windchills below zero. The ducks have a house they go into at night, but choose to stay out in their yard all day. They do a lot of sitting, but still seem to be active. They have free choice layer feed, with fresh vegetables 2-3 times a week, table leftovers, and a bit of whole corn or wheat berries every afternoon. Do you think the cold is affecting their egg production? Should I supplement with something else?

    Thanks,

    The Yard Farmers
     
  2. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes its that time of the year, mine stopped laying a week ago, its nice to let them have a brake then they will start up in the spring,
     
  3. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I'm new to this, but my ducks are laying and I noticed there were fewer eggs during a cold spell we had here. It made me wonder if what your saying is true. It will be interesting to see what people have to say about that.
     
  4. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    well i think it can depend where you live and what weather you have,
     

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