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|Reduced Light Exposure||Restrict the amount of time the bird is exposed to light (artificial) or photoperiod (daylight). When birds experience a longer day length, it triggers their bodies to lay eggs. By restricting their exposure to daylight hours or light to no more than 12 hours a day, it can help to minimize reproductive activity. The bird should be in complete darkness at night, for a full 12 hours. This may require blackened curtains to be placed over windows, towel or blanket over the cage and/or turning off any lights within their vicinity.|
|Increased Enrichment||Provide more stimulation through the use of food enrichment to encourage ducks to participate in natural duck activities such as scavenging for food.|
|HORMONE THERAPY||Hormone Therapy is a form of medical therapy used to decrease reproductive activity in female ducks. It consists of periodic hormone implants or injections that are intended stop female ducks of ovulating (continuing to lay eggs)|
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