Posted 10-18-2004 at 10:41:56
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Well, nobody qualified has answered so I guess I'll try.
KC's are supposed to be great layers. Our runners, which aren't supposed to be as good, started laying regularly around 8-10 weeks of age and lay daily. So year Khakis ought to be producing lots.
So reasons why fowl don't lay probably include:
1) They're not females
2) Poor quality or insufficient food or some type of deficiency
3) A low-quality line out of the breed
4) They really are laying and you just haven't found them yet (ours free-range, and hide their eggs much better than chickens)
5) Insufficient light (not sure how much a duck requires, but chickens need a minimum of about 14 hours of good light daily to lay eggs)
There's probably other reasons, but those are the ones that come to my mind that you might consider.