I'm in Mid-new England. About a month ago after some trauma (racoon got into the pen) and I lost 4 of 6 ducks (my fro drake was human stolen which allowed the coon in...its padlocked). My two ducks, who had been really good layers just stopped. One is most definatly molting, the other is hard to tell (all black). Should I expect no eggs till spring? I'm getting a male/female pair of the same age over the weekend which I will introduce next week. That female is laying.