laying ducks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by trueorganics, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. trueorganics

    trueorganics Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi we lost a duck to a predator a cpl weeks ago and the other two stopped laying how can iget themto start again?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    If they were really traumatized when the other bird was taken, it can really shake them all up. Sometimes it can take a while for them to relax enough to get back to laying. You might post this question in our Ducks section for more help with this too...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    I hope they get back to laying for you soon. :)
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm so sorry about the loss of your duck. I'm a chicken person and don't know a much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. You should post this on our duck section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks where I'm sure our duck experts can help you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your ducks.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X3 on the duck section.

    Enjoy your flock!:)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Certainly they were traumatized if they witnessed what happened. Everything likes to eat poultry. If predators are successful they keep coming back. They may even be casing the place when you aren't around to keep the poor ducks agitated.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X5 on the Duck forum, good luck with your ducks, hope they start laying again.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Sorry to hear about your loss. The others are most likely stressed from the attack and should start up again when they feel safe.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     

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