Ducks not laying eggs???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Angie Poo, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Angie Poo

    Angie Poo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my group of ducks I have 4 females. My blue Swedish lost the babies she hatched about a month ago due to a dog so I don't expect her to be laying again but my other three ducks haven't layed any since I brought them back from the county fair. .

    I brought the three in question to the county fair (7/30 -8/4) and I was getting 2 eggs a day between the three but ever since I brought them home and penned them up I haven't gotten a single egg. There is 1 Indian Runner, 1 Ancona and 1 Rouen. This is the first time I have penned them up so I don't know how many eggs is considered normal for them. The person that I got them from this spring had them just for their eggs and he said that he was getting quite a few.

    What could be causing this? They have two kitty pools and a mister to play in. Their pen is in the shade under a tree but also has a sunny part. I feed them twice a day and they are currently getting layer crumbles. Should I be feeding them something else or in addition to it?

    I was really looking forward to incubating my Indian runners eggs but I can't unless she lays some [​IMG] Any extra info on raising ducks would be greatly appreciated! [​IMG]
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that they have been stressed out by going to the fair. Whenever I show my chickens, they always stop laying, or at least slack off in production after going to a show.
     
  3. Angie Poo

    Angie Poo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would make sense. How long do yours normally go with out laying after a show?

    Good news my Indian Runner just layed her first egg since fair! [​IMG]
     

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