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When should my swedish ducks start laying again?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by r4eboxer, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    I have 2 Swedish ducks and am wondering when I'm going to get eggs again. They lost their drake months ago and have not laid much since. I know you don't need a drake to lay, and they did start laying a little after he was killed (possum) but I'm wondering how many eggs I should expect a year? They don't seem to be really good consistent layers.

    I'm in zone 6 (WV). I think I initially read I'd get like 200 or more a year. I've not gotten anywhere near that amount.
     
  2. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the ducks. I am in southern Maine and when I had swedish, they generally stopped laying in December and wouldn't start up again until about February.
    They usually lay consistently the rest of the year though I would get a week here or there where I would only get 4-5 eggs a week from each hen.
    The stress from the possum attack may have affected your hens. but I would expect them to start up again. Like you said, a drake is not needed for eggs (though this time of the year it may encourage them to start laying once they realize it's mating season).
     

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