Female ducks not laying. REALLY CONCERNED!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by favred120, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. favred120

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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. brookesducks

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    I wouldn't be too concerned. My duck stared laying about 5 months. She will probably start soon. Are you sure that she's a female?
     
  3. favred120

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    @brookesducksI mean I'm only basing it on the fact that she doesn't have the curled tail feather that I heard the males have. And she does quack, but thats about it. Im not sure on how to check their vent.
     
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  4. brookesducks

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    Hmmm she will probably start. How old is she?
     
  5. favred120

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    They are both about 6 months
     
  6. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long has the other been laying?
     
  7. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you know for sure that only one is laying?
     
  8. brookesducks

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    It could also possibly be the weather and time of year.I real that ducks will start when the days lenghten and it warms up in the spring.also its normal for a duck to start laying 6-8 months old.
     
  9. favred120

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    The other one has be laying for a week now
     
  10. favred120

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    I mean I guess I wouldn't know for sure but if she is laying I definetly can't find her eggs. I have looked everywhere.
     

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