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Female duck not laying. Really concerned!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by favred120, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. favred120

    favred120 New Egg

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    Hi, new to the backyard chickens community but I have been reading post for a while. My story is that I am a first time duck owner and have 2 female Peckin duck about 6 months now. They are from the same brood. The problem is only one is laying eggs and the other isn't. I have looked everywhere cause I know they are prone to hiding them but I don't see anything. I wouldn't be as concerned but they were born the same time so I figured they should start at the same. Is this something I should be concerned with?
     
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! :frow


    Good luck with your ducks.
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    You can check in with the duck forum members and see if they think you should be concerned. Is she eating and pooping ok? Is she showing any signs of illness? I know with some of my chickens, even if they are the same breed, don't all start laying at the same time.

    I hope all is well, thanks for joining us.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Birds don't all mature at the same time even within the same breed. I'd cut her some slack. Is she acting healthy otherwise, good appetite, activity level, poo . You could also post on the "duck thread," if you are concerned she may be unwell.
     
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  6. favred120

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    Yea she is healthy otherwise, but I did post in tbe duck thread and someone did help me out. Thank you [​IMG]
     
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  7. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
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