Rouen stopped laying eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 56 Forest Ridge, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. 56 Forest Ridge

    56 Forest Ridge Just Hatched

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    Since winter and the snow has started we think our Rouen girl has stopped laying. We were finding them throughout the yard and under things in the spring but now we haven't been finding any. Our other Indian Runner is still laying almost daily.
    Any ideas or experiences with this?

    Thank you so much!

    Tim and Amy Jo
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] All birds take a break in the laying cycle. Shortened day length is most likely a factor, and she will resume egg laying as the day length increases.
     
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  3. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with what sourland said. Also, Rouens will lay less eggs than runners in general. Last year my rouens only laid for about 2-3 months compared to the runners and khakis going spring through late fall. Rouens just don't have a high egg output compared to a lot of other breeds in my experience. Also her age will factor in too. I have an older one who only lays every 3 or 4 days, but my younger girls are better at every 2 days usually, sometimes everyday for 6 out of 7 days a week. Every duck is different, but hope this help a bit!
     
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