Ducks Not Laying Eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GeckoChicken, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. GeckoChicken

    GeckoChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I have 2 Cayuga ducks and 2 Welsh ducks. Both are mating pairs and they all live together in a kennel that is a pretty good size. Half of the kennel is in a pond and the other half is on land. We just got them about a week ago. Right away, each female laid an egg a day starting the day after they moved in. All of the sudden about three days ago they stopped laying. I don’t know what is going on. The weather has been a little cooler so is that why? Some geese have been also landing in our pond so maybe that’s why? Please give suggestions on what I could do. Thanks!
     
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  2. blayt90

    blayt90 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could they be hiding the eggs any where?
     
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  3. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist Premium Member

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    Are you collecting the eggs? Are the possibly broody? It's also possibly they are just stressed and adjusting to the move. I think it took my ducks almost 6 weeks before they were all laying regularly after moving.
     
  4. Laying eggs on the pond...They are under water I assume.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You just got them a week ago ? The initial eggs laid were already 'in production', when you got them. The stress of the move and a new environment has very likely caused the break in production. They will lay again, but unless you can contain them at least until noon they are likely to hide or drop eggs anywhere - even in the pond as @chickens really has suggested.
     
  6. Ducks don't generally get stressed but do drop eggs in pools of water....Young Ducks have zero interest in laying eggs in bedding..:frow
     
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  7. blayt90

    blayt90 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have found many in my ducks pond when i have cleaned it.
     
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  8. Yep...It's a surprise to see them in the pool if not expecting them..
     
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  9. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist Premium Member

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    Time to break out your snorkel!
     
  10. Actually lock them in till later in the morning...Provide bedding and they should lay for you to collect eggs..
     

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