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Khaki Campbell not laying?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Epona142, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Epona142

    Epona142 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a khaki campbell hen who is at LEAST 30 weeks old, probably older, and she has not laid an egg!

    I witnessed our saxony drake breeding her once, and I was hoping to try to hatch a few of her eggs just to see what they'd look like, but I never ever find any eggs.

    Their pond is dry at the moment so they're not there.

    Perhaps its still too cold? (It's been in the 70's all week!) [​IMG]
     
  2. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, uh... 70 is not cold... it is not even remotely cold... it's like Angelina Jolie saying how dang fat she is... WHAT?!? It's literally 0 degrees F right now, and I am totally expecting my 5 month old duckies to start laying any minute.... it's not the weather! if they're not enclosed, it can be hard to tell if they're laying and hiding, or really not laying.. do you have an enclosed run that you could keep her in for a few days to confirm non-laying? Ducks are notorious for egg hiding....
     
  3. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Massachusetts
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    I'm still on the learning phase w/ ducks (though I'm hoping my Cayuga eggs will come in the mail today [​IMG] ) And from what I've heard they are of "laying age". She may be hiding them... or maybe she's just a late bloomer? [​IMG]

    ***eta...we're at -2*F right now in MA..it's supposed to go up to 38* today though! Gotta' love New England [​IMG] ***
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2009
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    It's all about the light levels. I had to add a couple of hours at night (used a Ryobi rechargeable flashlight) to get my khaki and my runner laying.
     

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