Our ducks are not even 5 months old yet, (they will be on the 21st) which is right about the time to start laying. However, with having TWO drakes, mating season has begun. This can slow egg-laying. Also, here in New Hampshire, fall has set in and winter is on its way, which also can slow the egg-laying process.
But, we have our first egg today, and are looking forward to collecting more each day. If estimates are correct, for Khaki Campbells, we should have roughly 4 eggs daily, from our 4 ducks. We have added additional lighting for a total of 16 hours, increasing their exposure which enhances egg production.
We keep them in their duck hut overnight until around 9:00 am so the eggs (laid mostly during those hours) are not lost in the woods or tall grasses that they like to explore. We have nesting boxes with wooden “fake eggs” in them to train the ducks to lay there, however this egg was just found in the middle of the hut on the floor. I suppose the duck books and websites are correct- Khaki Campbells will lay just about anywhere, even in water!