Will my runners ever lay?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sophster1989, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. sophster1989

    sophster1989 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there I have got 5 indian runners 4 girls 1 boy! I like in the uk and they were born the beginning of May! I haven't had a single egg off them? Why is this? I feed then layers pellets. I don't give them food in the coop but in a morning they come out have a little and then go off down the field so they don't have a lot? Is it anything to do with daylight hours, and also they live with my chickens, are they too crowded or something? Thanks
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    My Runners will lay out in the field, and then if I don't find the eggs, the skunks do.

    Letting them out later helps. I also like to have feed available 24/7. But many folks just feed two or three times a day. Mine were hatched in February and were all laying within 22 weeks.
     

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