Pekin laid....no more eggs...LOL something funny as well!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chicken7777, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone, i have pekin duck that has been laying fertile eggs( i have a pekin drake also) about everyday for about two weeks. All of a sudden she just stopped laying yesterday and it got me by surprised because i still wanted more to incubate like the other ones she has given me.[​IMG]

    Anyway is there a reason she might have stopped? she was born June 18th 2008. When is it that she might start laying again....will it be a long time? What can i do to stimulate her to start laying again?

    ...................I wonder if she started laying because she was awake longer with some a light bulb about weeks ago while i was finishing off the chicken coop for her and the chickens.....might that be it?

    I appreciate the help
    Thank you!
     
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  2. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess no one has had experiences with pekins......?

    Would appreciate the help.

    thanks!
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    From what I understand, egg laying depends on available light levels. 14 hours a day seems to be the minimum. We just got done with the shortest day of the year. I would not be one bit surprised to hear your duck isn't laying.

    I currently have 3 freeloaders myself [​IMG]
     
  4. ronshoney

    ronshoney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one or two of my pekings that were born May 4th. were laying too and have now stopped. we haven't seen any eggs in a while.
     
  5. Webfoot

    Webfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, egg-laying at this time of year is a crapshoot. I had a few spring '08 ducks that laid a few eggs back in August and then stopped. We've basically been eggless since then. Just within the last two weeks have we started getting a few eggs again. It's a relief too, I'm sure tired of feeding 36 females and having nothing to show for it!

    Kris
     
  6. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH YOU GUYS ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED TO ME.....LOL

    My Pekin hen hasnt been producing any eggs, and just today I found FOUR EGGS in the coop.
    ONE egg in one nesting box, and the THREE in the other nesting box.....why did she lay THREE all in that nestbox? is she trying to go broody? I want to put them in the incubator but i left them their to see if once she lays more she will sit on them.


    I am going to calculate how many days its been since she hasnt been laying because either i never noticed or she layed three eggs in one day! [​IMG]
     
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  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Hee hee hee

    She was holding out on you.
     
  8. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL i just checked again today and i found one more egg.....this time with the four that she laid before. I think she is gathering them? Do ducks first lay the eggs, and gather them to then start sitting on them and going broody?

    Just now i saw her sitting on them and this is the FIRST TIME!.....I love my ducks i hope i will be able to keep them in the long run. but i do have my hopes up! [​IMG]
     

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