Mandarin Duck won't lay eggs.

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by Crazy4Fowl, May 9, 2016.

  1. Crazy4Fowl

    Crazy4Fowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2014
    My duck coop
    My hen laid her first 2 eggs a few days ago. She laid them outside on the dirt, not in the nesting box. So then I moved them into the nesting box, and now she hasn't laid an egg since. Will she not lay anymore because I touched them? Or is it another reason. I really need to know why.

    Thanks, Crazy4Fowl
  2. Roy31

    Roy31 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 2, 2014
    They first few eggs are not always the best, they can have soft shells or not be fertile. Make sure she is getting enough calcium so she can lay eggs too. You can either get oyster shells or I know some feed will have oyster shells in it. Give her sometime too, she will probably start laying again. Also touching the eggs and moving them won't make her stop laying them.
  3. Petrisor

    Petrisor Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2012
    I don't know what to say, but you should build a new nesting box or modified the one you already have. The duck may doesn't like that one so it would be better if she can have two or three boxes to choose from.
    Last edited: May 21, 2016

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