I hope someone can offer some advice as we are very new to this. About a month ago we acquired a pair of chocolate Muscovy ducks hens that we were hoping would start laying for us. Although they eat laying pellets (mashed with water) and are active and forage all day we have not seen an egg yet. We live in Southern Maryland. The nights have been a little chilly though we are seeing temperatures in the 70s this past week. Both birds are active, eat a good bit of food and forage, and appear to be in good health. They sleep nights in a chicken coop and they roam during the day. Can anyone offer suggestions for encouraging these birds to start laying eggs?