Hi all! Sorry I haven't checked in for a while...life is BUSY! My duckies are doing great! They are roaming the yard munching worms and sluggies as I type. My Welsh Harlequins are beautiful and the Cayugas have brilliant feathers for being females (they are a bit chunky- happy eaters though). Anyway, the point of the post is that they are finally old enough to lay me eggs! I've been checking their pen for about 2 wks now and still no eggs. Is it because the days are getting shorter already? Will I have to wait til next summer before I get an egg? I don't want to use artificial lights, I would prefer to let the ducks live as natural a life as possible. Also, is there anything else I can do to encourage egg laying? They've been getting oyster shell and are SUPER happy ducks, rarely even quack anymore except when they want dinner or see me with treats. I actually caught one of my WH laying at the feet of my 5yr old while he pet her! It was so precious, I wish I could have gotten the camera in time! I will have to post pics of them to share with you all. Thanks for all your help again!