Ducks not Laying any ideas?


In the Brooder
Jan 2, 2016
South Carolina
I have an Indian runner that we got about 3 weeks ago and it layed an egg the first day we got it but nothing since, we also have a Muscovy that we have had for about 2 months with no eggs, and I believe it to be a Swedish duck we have had for 3 months with nothing. Any Suggestions? we feed them 22% protein laying pellet whole corn BOSS and occasionally catfood


Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Nov 23, 2010
St. Louis, MO
Time of year.
For all animals, short days mean - don't reproduce.
Lengthening days are a signal to reproduce.

Moving animals causes them stress.

I imagine it is a combination of day length and the move.


In the Brooder
Apr 9, 2015
La Grange, KY
I agree with the above post. I feed my ducks layer pellets through. Ducks don't need that much protein. If you're worried about it while on a layer 16% feed you can give them high protein treats like the the catfish food on occasion.

Ducks are different than other poultry because after 3 weeks of age, ducks don't need high protein. They can be cut down to 14-16% protein. I give mine 18% all flock until 3 weeks then cut in oats. Then at 16 weeks they get layer feed for the added calcium.

Catfish feed is 32-36% protein, which is way too much as anything other than as a treat. Even as a duckling.

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