Its spring time why are my ducks not laying eggs......

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Coulter Farm12, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Coulter Farm12

    Coulter Farm12 Out Of The Brooder

    So our ducks were laying eggs about a week and a half ago and now they have stopped any idea's to why this has happened?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Any changes in feed or possibly moulting?
     
  3. jt13Z

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    i too have noticed no eggs!
    she molted about a month ago and all of her feathers are now back in place but still no eggs. how long of a wait do you normally see between molting and laying eggs?
     
  4. Coulter Farm12

    Coulter Farm12 Out Of The Brooder

    Food no as for the molting not that I've seen.
     
  5. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A thought which struck me is, could something have spooked her that you don't know about? E.g. could a preditor be circulating during the night time?

    Have you checked them over for any physical signs of being unwell?
     
  6. Coulter Farm12

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    No they get locked up at night.
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How many hours of sunlight are you currently getting?
     
  8. Coulter Farm12

    Coulter Farm12 Out Of The Brooder

    At least 12
     
  9. BallardDuck

    BallardDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe your ducks have an old calender!
    Might be a couple weeks until calender spring but it's still pretty cold and wintry here.
    Maybe they're just waiting for it to warm up a bit more?
     
  10. newfoundland

    newfoundland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks are beginning to lay again, in a stop/start fashion. I put it down to the weather. Some days it is unseasonably warm, up to 17C other days, ten or more degrees colder.
     

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