I have a drake and a hen. I've had them since April of 2010 when they were under a week old. When should I start to look for her to lay? What are some signs that she might be getting ready or is laying already. Never found any eggs if she ever has. They go everywhere together, he guards her all the time. When she lays will he do the same while she lays. If she does lay will she automatically want to sit on them to hatch them or will she be fine just laying and going on? sorry I only have the two ducks and doesn't seem to be much information online about them other than it will be spring before she starts laying. I also have read the eggs will be black/gray and get lighter as they are laid.