Sweedish Blue Ducks

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

  1. briggs

    briggs Hatching

    Mar 12, 2012
    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
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] She will lay again. Probably in the very near future.
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    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 Hatching

    Mar 12, 2012
    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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