How soon after Hatch does Khaki Campbell return to Laying?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by HollyDuckFarmer, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,683
    143
    208
    Jun 30, 2012
    LP Michigan
    My Khaki's babies are only 5 days old and Mom laid an egg today! Her behavior this am was different, too! She *really* wanted outside!!! I suppose to lay the egg.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,515
    464
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    That's strange none of my ducks returned to laying while they were raising the babies. It could be due to the fact KCs are such a extreme laying breed.
     
  3. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,683
    143
    208
    Jun 30, 2012
    LP Michigan
    Oh no Kevin! Does this mean that she may try to leave them? I sure hope not! I hope it's just her prolific nature. Thanks for the reply :)
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,515
    464
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    Oh it's no problem at all HDF. I don't think it means she will leave them. The broody hormones may be out of whack and her body could just think it's time to start laying again.
     
  5. pastryman

    pastryman Chillin' With My Peeps

    113
    14
    83
    Dec 12, 2012
    Did she leave them?
     
  6. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,683
    143
    208
    Jun 30, 2012
    LP Michigan
    Nope. My Khaki Mom hatched out 4 ducklings, all perfect. She laid pretty consistently til just a few weeks ago, now she is taking a break. I can't wait for her to hatch again. And she is herself young, not even 1yr old yet. She is an excellent mother.
     
  7. pastryman

    pastryman Chillin' With My Peeps

    113
    14
    83
    Dec 12, 2012
    well, you can tell her, that there is a man in Denmark, who thinks she is doing a grat job.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by