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My Ducks Quit Laying Eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PingTN, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. PingTN

    PingTN Hatching

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    Ping and Paddle, my two Pekin ducks, are 20 months old. They both started laying at about 5 months of age. They laid an egg a day each pretty regular except during the really cold months and when in molt. In June they went into molt, came out of it just fine, and have not laid an egg since. Either one of them! Their food has not changed. They seem very content and happy and do not show any signs of disease or stress. I miss getting their eggs!! Any ideas of why they quit? Any help would be appreciated.
     

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    That is a mystery to not lay again after molt in June, I would advise going on the Pekin thread and talking to others with Pekins Maybe they can shed some light on what could be going on. You feed layer?
     
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

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    Are they penned so you'd find the eggs?
    Mine have laid eggs in some pretty well hidden areas in the yard instead of in their house.
     
  4. PingTN

    PingTN Hatching

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    Yes I do feed layer. Thanks!
     
  5. PingTN

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    They are penned except when I let them out to pick. They have always laid their eggs early morning in the pen. Thanks!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Hopefully when spring comes back around they will begin to lay again. other than adding some extra vitamins along with their layer I haven't a clue.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I agree with Miss Lydia. They are just taking a well deserved break. In the spring they will most likely resume laying.
     

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