I just candled and counted the eggs under my broody muscovy. She has 29 developing eggs. The weather is in the 70 to 80 range and her nest is very deep and bowl shaped up tight around her, no eggs showing. Should I remove some? I don't want to compromise the whole hatch. For a muscovy, what is the optimal number of eggs they can handle? Is 29 doable?
I have hard time time thinking about removing and throwing out half developed live eggs.
Sorry if I missed a post that already answered this type of question, I found some numbers for smaller chicken breeds but not for large duck types.
Thanks for any help.