What could cause all my female ducks to stop laying?

EmAbTo48

Songster
8 Years
Jul 9, 2011
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Northern Wisconsin
All haven't laid in egg for 4 weeks now! They were molting, but how long will it take them to start up again? The male isn't mating either. Is it the cold air coming in for winter that causes no eggs? And no mating?

I don't think there stressed... nothings changed from there routine!
 

dianaross77

Songster
9 Years
Oct 10, 2010
1,794
4
141
Grand Blanc, MI
Some breeds are seasonal layers. Molting will cause them to stop laying. I'm not sure how long it takes them to start up again, though.
 

Boggy Bottom Bantams

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 9, 2008
7,401
132
288
Hahira, GA
yep both above post are right.
Most all ducks lay from Feb- Now. once they molt, they are usually done. In most cases the males will be sterile for a while during and after the molt.
So unless you have some of those utilty ducks bred for year round laying, well the season is just over. I havent gotten a duck egg here in 6 weeks personally.
 

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