Muscovies- stopped laying eggs

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

  1. chicken5

    chicken5 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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