Khaki Campbells not laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by landonschickens, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. landonschickens

    landonschickens In the Brooder

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    We have had chickens in the past but last Spring we got ducks. They started laying in August/September 2017 and continued until about the middle of December then they stopped. I wasn't to alarmed at first as chickens always slowed in the winter months. However, it is now almost April and they haven't resumed laying at all. I feed them layer feed but am I missing something? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    If you find out let me know My Runners, Buffs and Muscovies haven't laid since last fall.

    I feed layer and have oyster shell out for them. They are breeding so shouldn't be much longer.
    Maybe weather has played a role this year it's been crazy here.
     
  3. jofanx

    jofanx Songster

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    I think they're more seasonal than chickens--my muscovies haven't resumed either and with our crazy weather (got a foot of snow a few days ago) I don't expect them to until maybe mid April this year.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    My Runners and Buffs laid the whole year their first year I had them which was 2016-17 until fall, I have read other say their ducks laid in winter. I am actually glad mine slowed down I was worried about them laying for so long.

    My Muscovies Have always been spring layers thru early fall. Maybe also depending on where we live because I have a friend who lives in Texas her Muscovies lay and hatch all year long.

    KC being a bred for egg production probably need a well deserved vacation from laying too.
     
  5. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    My ducks just started laying within the past week. Hopefully yours are getting close. I felt I noticed an increase in head bobbing and mating for a week or two before I found the first egg as well.
     
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