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Ducks stopped laying eggs !

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MamaChic21, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 female ducks. They turned 1 year old this month. All winter long, they gave us sucha tasty eggs however, they stopped 2 months ago [​IMG]. Does anyone know why ? Will they start laying eggs again ?
     
  2. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bumber [​IMG]
     
  3. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really thought someone will respond, bumber [​IMG]
     
  4. missy5

    missy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, i will respond but i don,t know much. I just asked the same question to my friend i bought call ducks from. My original calls i got last summer were laying eggs in Feb. and then stopped. She only layed six eggs, but she was young. She is a year this month and she is spending alot of time mating and hanging out in a box in the coop. She is acting like she's getting ready to lay. My friend said she will start again. So keep your fingers crossed and it should happen. I guess they take a break. What kind of ducks do you have? Angie.
     
  5. Emmalion

    Emmalion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also if you have them free ranging they may be "hiding" them. Just keep hope they will start again because they will maybe a molt? never know.
     
  6. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for responding [​IMG]
    I have 1 black runner, I know that for sure but the other 2 I don't know.
    1 is brown
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    And the 3rd one is black and white.
    [​IMG]

    I use to free range them and I've searched everywhere possible to see if they did lay their egg, but I couldn't find it. One time for few days, I couldn't see their eggs and it was in the winter. And couple of days later I saw their eggs bared under a hay [​IMG]. I felt like a little kid, I was so happy. But now they moved into their new run and coop and they are not free ranging. I certainly hope they will lay more eggs. I prefer duck eggs anyday [​IMG]
    I wish you luck too, hope your ducks will lay soon.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2011
  7. Emmalion

    Emmalion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hummmmm well a friend of mine had her ducks laying in the chickens nests. She had no clue her ducks were laying and was accidentally selling them with her chicken eggs. [​IMG]
     
  8. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL [​IMG]. I did see their eggs few times in the chicken's nest. At the begining, if they layed their eggs in the chicken nest box, I wouldn't know the difference either, but since I know how their eggs looks like, I can tell them apart. The second day at their new run and coop, I found 1 egg on the floor (run's floor). I was first happy maybe they're back laying again but it was too small to be theirs [​IMG]
     
  9. Emmalion

    Emmalion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh did you recently move them? Is that when they stopped laying? It could be the reason why they stopped laying
     
  10. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They stopped laying 2 months ago and we moved them last Sunday to their new coop.
     

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