Molting Time or Scared Eggless?


12 Years
Dec 28, 2007
A few days ago a hawk got one of my ducks. Since then I have only gotten a couple of eggs. Are they not laying because of fear from the hawk? They are not being allowed to free range now but they are accustomed to being in their pen. Or do ducks go through a spring molt where they do not lay? If they do how long will it last? I was planning on hatching out some chicks soon. What can I do to encourage laying?
You might need to give them some time to get over that attack, It most likely scared them to death seeing one of there own carried off. As for how much time I don't know but they will start to lay again.

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