Why is my muscovey hen not laying eggs ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by poultrykeeper08, May 30, 2008.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a pair of muscoveys and the duck hasnt laid a single egg this year . I got them back in november . The female has missing feathers missing on the back of her head where it looks like the male has mounted her . I have looked high in low in the goose/duck yard but havent found a single egg . Although i found the duck last night sitting in the old gooses nest .

    Any suggestions ?
     
  2. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they range at all? Is it possible she's laying and something (like a snake) is eating the egg brfore you can find it?
     
  3. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she ranges but only while im out there . There isnt any place for her to lay out in the yard but in the yard there are some cages in the back of the barn where i thought she may haved laid but moved everything and havent found an egg . No snakes here iether
     
  4. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Have you checked everywhere? Maybe you just haven't found them yet.
     

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