Hello new to this forum, have two ducks and a drake for two and half years now..lots of fun and eggs also problems with bad legs and duck escaping, duck eggbound, solution being warm baths etc. All has ended well so far but with two prcautitionary visits to the avian vets.
This year at the end of Aug the ducks slowed down laying (with floppy shells) (yes i do feed layers pellets and grit) and one stopped completly both stopped by Sept and both gone into moult one month apart along with the Drake. This did not happen last year, yes, they moulted but did not stop laying or only slowed, they laid intil the very last day of Nov! Any ideas or compare age of ducks and what they get up to? So far on the web I have found lots of contradictory advice about duck keeping and especially Runners some say they never go broody and are terrible mothers others say they have brought up broods year after year etc..