No eggs yet?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kada6305, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 hens. 2 KC's and 1 Mallard. The mallard is 21 weeks the KC's are 22 weeks. They have yet to lay any eggs. Do you know when they will start laying? My chickens have started to lay and are in the same coop as the ducks during the night and in the morning when they lay so I thought that would encourage the ducks to lay but not yet.. Any ideas when they can start to lay and what I can do to motivate them?
     
  2. cosbackyard

    cosbackyard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's weird. My KCs were born in early april and once started laying a week ago. I've heard that they start laying sooner than chickens.
    Not sure what you can do to encourage them, other than to make sure they have plenty of light. Maybe make sure they get outside a bunch.
     
  3. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They free range so they are out from 11am- 9pm. We been keeping the coop locked until 11 so my chcikens dont lay everywhere until they get the hang of laying IN the coop haha.
     
  4. wendeld

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    Is it dark in the coop ? Storeys guide to raising ducks says they need fourteen hours of light in order to lay consistently
     
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  5. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    light get in the coop during the day before I let them out. But we are going to be putting a window in soon.
     
  6. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our first what I believe to be Mallard Duck egg :)
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    duck egg on left store bought large egg on the right.
     
  7. Britesea

    Britesea Out Of The Brooder

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    well the color certainly seems right to be a duck egg. How exciting!
     
  8. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a bit small, but it's her first. when chickens started laying lastweek their first egg was really small too. So giving her a few weeks to build up size :)
     
  9. wendeld

    wendeld Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are they ? Im curiois when to expect.mine to start laying
     
  10. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is 21 weeks.
     

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