Sweedish Blue Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by briggs, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. briggs

    briggs New Egg

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    We bought a male and female duck last year and they have been great pets so far. The female started laying eggs at 10 months old then a few weeks after starting to lay her eggs she made a nest and laid 17 eggs, 3 ducklings survived they were born in Oct 2011, but since then she hasnt laid any eggs. Is this normal? she normally laid 1 a day till she had her ducklings. The duckings have gone now and we are back with the male and female again (Ann and Don). I still see the male trying to fertilise the female but no eggs.... Please help. Michelle
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] She will lay again. Probably in the very near future.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    She might be hiding a nest, or it might just be too early in the season for her. Laying is triggered by the length of daylight. Days are getting longer. Be patient.
     
  4. briggs

    briggs New Egg

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    Hi thanks for the reply but i leave in New Zealand not America and our season is summer going into Autum. How many eggs are they supposed to have in a year? They stay near our house and potter around our back door/yard they dont go out the garden..
     

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