Ducks Laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JoshSnape, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. JoshSnape

    JoshSnape Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do ducks lay better when they are shut up at night, i have a hutch with a run, i am leaving the door to the hutch open when they go to bed. But they are not laying, will they lay if i shut the door.
     
  2. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    no that does not matter.... ducks lay anywhere and everywhere if they are laying... it's late in the season, and if they are just coming into laying age, they may wait til spring. It has a lot to do with daylight and temp. i believe.
     
  3. JoshSnape

    JoshSnape Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are khaki campbells, i have heard that they lay all year round. I have had them for 1 week and 1 day and before i got them they were laying. When do you think they will start laying.
     
  4. nettie

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    if they were already laying, then it's just a temporary break... ducks will stop laying when they get moved or things in their environment change... when i moved my ducks, they stopped laying for awhile too.
     
  5. JoshSnape

    JoshSnape Chillin' With My Peeps

    How long do you think before they start laying
    and do you think i should shut them up at night? from this picture would you say they were laying.


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  6. nettie

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    you can't tell from a picture silly... it could take a few more days or maybe longer. the shock of moving might make them stop laying for the season. If ducks are outside and the day is getting shorter, they can take breaks from laying. My ducks tend to lay on and off through the colder season (as they are now) but they live inside my house and get enough light from their daytime colored track lights in their pen. Outdoor ducks only get the sun, so that could be affecting them. Age also affects laying. If they are older ducks, they might be slowing down.

    I've never heard that khakis lay all year round, but i know they lay a lot more than any other duck. They almost surely will take some time off during the winter, even if it's short lived.

    If they are safe in their run during the night from predators, then you don;t need to shut them in. If they aren't safe, then shut them in
     
  7. JoshSnape

    JoshSnape Chillin' With My Peeps

    they are 2009 duckling and have resently started laying.
     

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