My duck quit laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Gemoriah, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Gemoriah

    Gemoriah Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 ducks, a rouen and a golden hybrid 300. The one that quit laying is a golden hybrid 300. We got her and the rouen back in February. They were laying an egg each, everyday. Two weeks ago we had a terrific wind storm. They were protected in their coop, but the pen has a heavy tarp covering to keep the rain and snow out of the pen. The tarp would flap in the wind and make noise. They both quit laying for a day after that, but goldie never started back up. Both act normal, no sickness and eating well. Is something wrong with her or will she just start laying eventually?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, well the wind storm may have freaked them out but More than likely your girls are just taking a much needed break giving their bodies a rest before starting up egg production again, Be sure to give them top quality layer with lots of calcium rich greens to go with it, my flock likes chopped romaine lettuce and I also buy kale and cabbage for them till warmer weather. also be sure to have oyster shell out for them they will eat it as needed. I have 10 Muscovy ducks and got 1 egg yesterday, my girls are taking a break too. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Gemoriah

    Gemoriah Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted this last night and this morning she laid an egg, lol!
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    And you can have salad to celebrate!!! My laying ducks are crazy for salad, and it seems to encourage them.
     

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