Ducks not laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thumbless, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. thumbless

    thumbless Songster

    Sep 30, 2009
    Mesa AZ
    My ducks havent layed an egg in 8 weeks, will they quit laying if it gets to hot, it has been in the 90's here for a couple of months now.
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Yes, too much heat will slow down or stop their laying.

    It helps if they have plenty of shade, a breeze, and cool clean water to drink, and water they can get into up to their bellies during a hot spell. Mine continue to lay but I work at keeping them cool. I keep a shade cloth over the outside of their house, too, and that drops the inside temperature by 5 to 10 degrees.

    I give them peas just thawed so they are plenty cool, once a day, too.

    It might help to give them vitamins during this stressful time.

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