My ducks have mysteriously stopped laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by iloveduckies, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. I have four beautiful swedish black females and two males. They used to lay three eggs a night and now nothing. Is this normal?:/
     

  2. Quackalackin

    Quackalackin In the Brooder

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    Are they possibly hiding a nest somewhere? Some of my hens have been going broody and now hide their eggs in attempts of keeping me from finding them
     
  3. They could be but I'm not sure
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Could you remind us how old they are, what they are eating, if there have been any changes in their world, etc? And I agree hiding may be a possibility. I thought Alba had quit, and found a secret nest with seven eggs in it.
     
  5. All of the females are one and a half years old
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    I would look around for a secret nest.

    Has their food changed? Their environment?
     
  7. This morning I found a new egg under the chicken nesting boxes ... So it's a good thing y'all told me to look around. :D
     

  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Ah HA!!![​IMG]
     
  9. Duck Drover

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    A friend of mine was concerned that her ducks were not laying but I told her they were probably hiding their eggs because ducks are so much smarter than chickens. Sure enough, she lifted a board in her chicken coop and found 60 (yes, sixty) eggs under the board!
     
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