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why did my ducks stop laying?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bock, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. bock

    bock Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    Three of my ducks had just started laying eggs for about three weeks. All last week and this week I have gotten no eggs, what is causing this? They eat Layena, they free range from 7AM to 4 Pm during the week, and there had been no changes in weather. I just don't get it. [​IMG]

  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Have you noticed that the days are getting shorter? I'll bet your ducks have. Instinct tells them that winter is coming. and that it is NOT a good time for producing ducklings and ducklings are the real reason for eggs. The more Domesticated your ducks are the more likely to ignore Instinct and keep on laying.~gd
  3. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Songster

    Apr 17, 2009
    Kildare, Wisconsin
    None of my ducks are laying at the moment because they're all going through a full-on molt. They look awful, they've dropped all their primary feathers, and they're just getting nice new blood shafts back in. They'll be more gorgeous than ever in a month or so though. [​IMG]

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