I bought some Cayuga's in October...still no eggs

YakLady

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Jul 8, 2009
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Hi, there...

I bought a drake and two ducks back in October, and they still have not laid any eggs. Is this normal? I bought several Pekins right around the same time, and they lay almost every day for me. I'm assuming the eggs are from the Pekins anyways, because they are white. I was told that when my Cayuga's lay, the eggs will be green. Should I be concerned, or is it typical for Cayuga's not to lay during the Winter?

Thanks for the help!

-Cayce
 

Kool Aid Queen

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Feb 19, 2010
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Gone crazy
ok ??? how many will they lay at a time???
i think over the last 5 days she has laid 3 eggs they are a kinda green color real light
and are bigger than the other chicken eggs i have .. not by a lot but deffinatly bigger
and we found all 3 on the floor not in nests
will she go broody on me like a chicken and all of a sudden just sit on a bunch of eggs or mabey even 1 or 2 eggs

very much a newbie here so any help would be great


i can post pics if that helps.... of the eggs
 

Friend2Fowl

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Just give them some time, it's probably too cold with this crazy weather. My ducks started laying in February last year, but I still don't have any eggs yet so far this year. It's just too cold. Though I have seen mine breeding some finally, so they should start laying anytime, I hope
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@ Koolaid Queen: When she starts laying well, she should lay about 1 egg a day, or 5-6 in a 7-day period. Cayugas eggs are supposed to be tinted at least, but good quality cayugas will lay black eggs. And she most likely won't use a nest, unless you have one on the floor...then she might use it.
 
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YakLady

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Jul 8, 2009
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Ok, thanks all. I've got Spring Fever. LOL! Can't wait to hatch me some Cayuga eggs. They've gotta lay them for me first, though.
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I went out this morning to discover a brand new baby lamb had just been born. Yay! She's too cute!
 

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