Pekin Duck stopped laying

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by toriann, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. toriann

    toriann Hatching

    Aug 27, 2016
    Northwest Indiana
    I have a young Pekin duck that layed her first three eggs(I think), but then no more. I have waited ten days and she still has not given me another egg. I have chickens that lay and I am assuming that the three eggs I found were actually duck eggs not chicken. This is my first time with any birds, the three assumed duck eggs almost looked plastic, had a waxy feel to them, and were only a little bigger than the chicken eggs, but I figured first eggs were always a bit goofy. So my question is do Pekin Duck eggs look plastic and have a waxy texture? Also, is a ten day gap in a new Duck layer normal or is there a possible health issue? Thank you so much!

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Ducks don't usually lay continuously. It does sound like they were duck eggs. All the ducks I've ever had, laid a few up, or as many as a clutch worth, and than quit for weeks.

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