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I  also i love Rouens (but not for tea... LOL) coz they are so huge....... they are like geese!!!!!!!:D
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I just got them 2 days ago, so she hasn't started laying yet (I think the move, maybe, and the new ducks). However, Muscovies almost always sit on eggs- up to 30! And, if you collect the eggs, Muscovies lay up to 125 eggs a year, so not bad. That's what I've heard.
I'm raising ducklings for selling, and a few for eating, because I have to keep the non-duckers in my family happy too, lol! I will also collect the eggs from my mixed hen and my Buff hen (I have one favorite mixed breed hen, the runt, who is silver... so I'm keeping her.)
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Awwww sweet chuck:cd !     30 EGGS WOW, how do they fit under her!?

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Awwww sweet chuck:cd  !     30 EGGS WOW, how do they fit under her!?
I have no idea! She makes it work though...
And sometimes if you only have a hen and a drake (I've heard), the 15 pound male sits on the nest sometimes, usually guards it.
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I have no idea! She makes it work though...
And sometimes if you only have a hen and a drake (I've heard), the 15 pound male sits on the nest sometimes, usually guards it.


Really? That's interesting. I've never heard of ducks doing that. I've heard of ganders helping to raise their goslings, but not ducks.

 

Oh and the 125 eggs/year for Muscovies is kind of the "ideal" - I think they'd only do that in warm climates, since they are tropical birds. In some places it's only 40.

My happy, beloved little Muscovy flock: Captain, King, BB (Big Boy), Creamy, Daphne, Lilac, Moon, Meg, Ivy, Gracie, Whisper, Star, Hope, Lucky, Sweet Pea, Joy, Snow, Skylar, Misty, Kiwi Jr., Coffee, Peaches, Amiga, Chippy, and Cola.

 

My website: www.raising-ducks.com

My Instagram: www.instagram.com/backyardjungle04/

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My happy, beloved little Muscovy flock: Captain, King, BB (Big Boy), Creamy, Daphne, Lilac, Moon, Meg, Ivy, Gracie, Whisper, Star, Hope, Lucky, Sweet Pea, Joy, Snow, Skylar, Misty, Kiwi Jr., Coffee, Peaches, Amiga, Chippy, and Cola.

 

My website: www.raising-ducks.com

My Instagram: www.instagram.com/backyardjungle04/

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Wow 40 eggs IS NOT ALOT!

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Really? That's interesting. I've never heard of ducks doing that. I've heard of ganders helping to raise their goslings, but not ducks.

 

Oh and the 125 eggs/year for Muscovies is kind of the "ideal" - I think they'd only do that in warm climates, since they are tropical birds. In some places it's only 40.


In my climate (Alberta) other Scovies have laid 120/annually, with no artificial lighting.

And yes, on BYC some people have said the same thing about a dedicated Scovy pair- which is pretty cool.

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