Runner ducks no longer laying. Help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cozadfarm, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. cozadfarm

    cozadfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 female runner ducks last year at this time they were each giving me an egg a day but nothing. I know when the weather is hot they do not lay but I figured they should be laying again. They have a large yard to range and I look everywhere for a hidden nest but nothing. Any suggestions would be great they are a year and a half old and I supplement there foraging with layer food. They have a kids pool that gets fresh water daily.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Is it spring or fall where you are? I found that as my runners age, they take longer breaks, but they do get back to laying by spring.
     
  3. cozadfarm

    cozadfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    It's late fall here. It's only the second year so I'm still learning their cycles
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I have found that each year is a little different, and to make things more interesting each year I have added two or three new flock members. So I am sure that messes with their hormones.
     
  5. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My KC is not laying here. It's is really cold, and I've seen both hot and cold temperatures affect laying. I'm sure yours will start again before long.
     

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