Ducks not laying

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

  1. thumbless

    thumbless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Premium Member

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    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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