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Duck stopped laying during Summer and still nothing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Quacks10, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Quacks10

    Quacks10 New Egg

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    Our year and a half old Magpie was a great layer until the latter part of Summer. She took a couple breaks, but we haven't had any eggs in months! We live in a very mild climate, so our birds lay year-round. She's not molting, and now she prefers to be way from our Pekin drake alone or near us. Is it possible the drake injured her internally? We've never had this had before with any of our birds.
     
  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you sure she isn't laying in a hidden nest?
     
  3. Quacks10

    Quacks10 New Egg

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    Than was my first thought...We have a fenced in yard. I've looked all around and haven't seen anything.
     
  4. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do too...I thought surely they weren't laying somewhere other than the coop, but I discovered my bantam sultan's nest just recently (I Lost her and the rest of my flock to a predator last year). She had more than ten eggs in it [​IMG]

    I would rather believe that your girl is hiding eggs somewhere rather than think something is wrong with her [​IMG] I hope you figure it out, and keep us updated.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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