When will my swedish ducks start to lay?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by campyconnors, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. campyconnors

    campyconnors Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I have two Swedish Ducks and I'm just wondering when they will start to lay. Or, well, when the female will lay. I have a male as well and I have already seen them mating, yet no eggs. I have heard very conflicting stories. I looked here and saw someone said they could lay as early as 14-17 weeks, yet I looked on other forums and someone said they could lay at up to a year old! My ducks are 18 weeks old and I'm really looking forward to their first egg! Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I don't have Swedish I have Muscovy but most domestic ducks will begin to lay around 5-6 months of age. some earlier some later but usually around 20 weeks on. so you shouldn't have long to wait, usually once mine begin mating eggs come around 2-3 weeks later. Welcome to BYC[​IMG]
     

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