why aint my ducks laying eggs/mating

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck15, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had my ducks for about 7-8 months and still not mating or laying an egg. no nest too be found.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:What breed are they and you say you've had them 7-8 months but how old are they now? could you post pics, and could you have all females or males?
     
  3. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are much bigger now.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Pekin? does the one have the telltale drake feather?
     
  5. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sometimes they wont start laying until the following spring. i have 7 hens that are a hair older than yours. 1 pekin started 3 months ago and a cayuga started last week. none of the others are laying. from what i've read its normal. does it quack loudly ever? if not it may be a male. i've heard not all pekin drakes get the curly tail feathers.
     
  6. DuckGirl15

    DuckGirl15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three pekins, 2 females and a male. The drake has the curly tail feather and breeds the ducks all year round but they only lay for about 3 to 4 months in the summer time. Currently we just feed the eggs to the dogs and the pigs, we have incubated and hatched the eggs a few times but ended up selling the ducklings. Ours free range and we have zero problems. They are going on two years now and we are hoping they will get broody and hatch their own little ducks [​IMG]
     
  7. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    after watching the video it sounds like a female in the cage and a male on the lawn. my pekin is still laying in nov. they can lay 100-200 eggs per year. do you let them free range? they could be laying somewhere in the yard you dont know about.
     
  8. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im in a tropical country which means we dont have spring and i let them roam inside a fence
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:You didn't say if the one has a curly drake feather or not?
     
  10. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they both have no drake feather but im sure one of them is male
     

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