I got my Buff Orp ducklings on May 1st 2009, they have come and gone for their 5 months and the EE chicks I bought at the same time have started laying. My Buff Orps? Nope. Not a single egg. They're on Layena and have been free ranging daily recently. They never go into the forest, but hang around the house and gardens ranging. Should I be concerned they're not laying? And, one more thing... My mum says the other week one of our Buff orps was hanging out in a puddle in the walkway and one of the others came along and mounted her! Eh? I bought all ducks but I realize sexing isn't always correct, but no one has the manly colouring and aside from this one time, nothing else has happened to suggest the one duck is actually a drake. Sigh, no duck eggs for me.