new pekin ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nanc1430, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. nanc1430

    nanc1430 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,
    I am very new to this forum but need some help.
    I had two pekin ducks and one got out on me and could not find her.
    I got two more full grown that was supposed to be only born last April.
    I know they are female as I picked them out myself. They quack loud and don't have curled tail feathers.
    The man I purchased them from said they weren't laying yet. He had 25. I thought it was because he never found them as they were allowed to range on 3 acres.
    I got them home and put them in with the one I had. It took them a couple of days to get use to each other but then they were fine.
    The two that I got still stay together but get along with the other one.
    I am still not getting eggs from them and have had them for a month now.
    How can I get them to lay?
    I only get the one egg a day from the first one I had.
    The only thing I can think of is the daylight is controlling them.
    I give them plenty of food and water with a pool to swim in. I change the pool every other day as it is a large kid pool and thought every two days would be fine.
    Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
    Thanks
    nanc1430
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    The only thing I can think of is the daylight is controlling them.

    Yup. They need 14 hours a day of light to lay. They should start soon.​
     
  3. No you are not doing anything wrong .
    nothing you can really do except wait , they will lay when they are ready , its more less a waiting game , LOL [​IMG]
     
  4. nanc1430

    nanc1430 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info.
    My origional pekin duck I had started laying eggs at about 6-7 months.
    Guess they are just slowwwwwwww.
    nanc1430
     

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