Muscovies- stopped laying eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chicken5, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. chicken5

    chicken5 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 25, 2010
    My muscovies started laying eggs in the fall. They continued for a couple months, and then stopped. I haven't been getting any duck eggs for over a month. Is this normal? My chickens slowed a bit with laying, but didn't stop completely. Thanks!
  2. Daisygirl

    Daisygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    New Zealand
    Chickens and ducks tend to slow their laying over winter - - - they should start laying again normally in spring.
  3. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like these are young birds so that's not uncommon with winter setting in. I do have a 7mo. old who is laying but a bit sporadically. Don't be surprised if next winter, with adaquate food & shelter, they lay through the winter. My 1 1/2 yr old hen is still laying & is beginning to brood. I've talked to another gal that I sold some hens to of the same age and they are laying/brooding also. I'm still learning a lot about the breed but perhaps Scovies will lay thru the winter once they reach full maturity at 1yr old [​IMG]

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