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Muscovy hen broody in February? If you have a nutty Muscovy hen that is broody in winter, join us!

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Please join us if you have a Muscovy hen BROODY in February.

 

 

Here it is February 17, 2012. Its about 30 outside at night and a Chocolate Muscovy hen started pulling down and making her a nice warm nest for her eggs. Those eggs are currently two plastic eggs, as we are gathering and selling the hatching eggs at present. We are expecting some White Muscovy eggs shortly, so will keep her stalled until they arrive.

 

Does anyone else have a nutty Muscovy hen that is wanting to set in the middle of winter?

 

Choco Pied hen.jpg

 

We sold the Pied at Crossroads. Here is one of our hens.

 

Here is our drake. Will try and take  a photo of her on the nest later and post it here in post #1.

 

Chocolate Muscovy.jpg

 


Edited by HallFamilyFarm - 2/18/12 at 4:49am

An emergency came up. Prayers needed. Be back on 4/28/14 or later.

Hall Family Farm specializes in Heritage breeds of poultry.

Buff Orpingtons are our favorite. We also have: Black, Blue and White Orpington, Australorp, Red Dorking

Dark Brahma, Buff Minorca, Arkansas Blues, American Buff Geese, Narragansett Turkeys.

Jahdan is working with several more.

 

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An emergency came up. Prayers needed. Be back on 4/28/14 or later.

Hall Family Farm specializes in Heritage breeds of poultry.

Buff Orpingtons are our favorite. We also have: Black, Blue and White Orpington, Australorp, Red Dorking

Dark Brahma, Buff Minorca, Arkansas Blues, American Buff Geese, Narragansett Turkeys.

Jahdan is working with several more.

 

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post #2 of 13

My blue pied Hen, Bleenie has been on a nest of eggs, as of this morning we have 2 beautiful babies!  She's a year old this month and this was her second time going broody, first time none of her eggs hatched. 

 

Your chocolate Hen is gorgeous!!!  I wish I had a chocolate!

 

Michelle

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I'm a Digital Portrait Artist, Digital/Paper Artist.10 Chickens,3 Turkeys 1 Pekin Hen, 2 Mallard Hens, 1 Magpie/runner cross Hen,1 Muscovy Drake w/ 4 Muscovy Hens,4 Pekin/Scovy ducklings.

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I'm a Digital Portrait Artist, Digital/Paper Artist.10 Chickens,3 Turkeys 1 Pekin Hen, 2 Mallard Hens, 1 Magpie/runner cross Hen,1 Muscovy Drake w/ 4 Muscovy Hens,4 Pekin/Scovy ducklings.

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post #3 of 13

I meant your Drake is gorgeous LOL I've got Hens on the brain today!

 

Michelle

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I'm a Digital Portrait Artist, Digital/Paper Artist.10 Chickens,3 Turkeys 1 Pekin Hen, 2 Mallard Hens, 1 Magpie/runner cross Hen,1 Muscovy Drake w/ 4 Muscovy Hens,4 Pekin/Scovy ducklings.

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I'm a Digital Portrait Artist, Digital/Paper Artist.10 Chickens,3 Turkeys 1 Pekin Hen, 2 Mallard Hens, 1 Magpie/runner cross Hen,1 Muscovy Drake w/ 4 Muscovy Hens,4 Pekin/Scovy ducklings.

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I have "clarified" that the photo is indeed...a BOY!

 

Thanks for the compliment. We have a limited amount of hatching eggs available. Will be out and about working on coops shortly, so will snap some phone photos of them. Including whoever is on the nest. I just know it won't be him. He is not a good father. Steers clear of any baby duck and its mother. Last year he started getting a bit romantic with a broody. That did not go well in his favor. The next time she came out to drink, eat and poop, he FLED! He stayed hid till she was back on the nest. He is huge. Not afraid of anything...but a broody hen!

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Originally Posted by PlumTuckered View Post

My blue pied Hen, Bleenie has been on a nest of eggs, as of this morning we have 2 beautiful babies!  She's a year old this month and this was her second time going broody, first time none of her eggs hatched. 

 

Your chocolate Hen is gorgeous!!!  I wish I had a chocolate!

 

Michelle


 

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Originally Posted by PlumTuckered View Post

I meant your Drake is gorgeous LOL I've got Hens on the brain today!

 

Michelle



 

An emergency came up. Prayers needed. Be back on 4/28/14 or later.

Hall Family Farm specializes in Heritage breeds of poultry.

Buff Orpingtons are our favorite. We also have: Black, Blue and White Orpington, Australorp, Red Dorking

Dark Brahma, Buff Minorca, Arkansas Blues, American Buff Geese, Narragansett Turkeys.

Jahdan is working with several more.

 

highfive.gif  Hall Family Farm Swap Page celebrate.gif  Ark...yippiechickie.gif

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An emergency came up. Prayers needed. Be back on 4/28/14 or later.

Hall Family Farm specializes in Heritage breeds of poultry.

Buff Orpingtons are our favorite. We also have: Black, Blue and White Orpington, Australorp, Red Dorking

Dark Brahma, Buff Minorca, Arkansas Blues, American Buff Geese, Narragansett Turkeys.

Jahdan is working with several more.

 

highfive.gif  Hall Family Farm Swap Page celebrate.gif  Ark...yippiechickie.gif

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post #5 of 13

I got one too, didn't know she would go broody and gathered all but 2 of her eggs,  came into the coop one day and she was showing her down filled nest, then proceeded to steal chicken eggs and now bites me when I try to see what she is actually sitting on.  

 

Now the other one started laying eggs .  Gosh it is freezing and only February.

 

post #6 of 13

I have one that is attempting but i have strongly discouraged and she's really not fully broody(just dipping her toe in the waters) so it's working out for both of us lol I have 3 drakes here right now. No way, do i want babies especially it being only Feb...

 

 

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Ducks-                                                            Chickens-

Muscovy, Calls, Buff orpington & Pekin          Ameraucana, Silkies, Malines, Bielefelder & Bantam Cochin

 

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~ Firefly Farms home to

 

Ducks-                                                            Chickens-

Muscovy, Calls, Buff orpington & Pekin          Ameraucana, Silkies, Malines, Bielefelder & Bantam Cochin

 

As well as Miniature horses, Sheep & lionhead rabbits, Plus fish, dogs, cats & parrots.

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post #7 of 13

I have a white hen that started to try going broody two days ago. She has 16 eggs as of last night (two are chicken eggs LOL). At the moment, she isn't sitting all the time. Knowing this particular hen, it won't be long and nothing will get her off!

Partridge Rocks, Barred Rock, RIR, Blk Sexlink, BCM, Egyptian Fayoumi, Cochin, Sultans, Blue Andalusian, EEs, OEGB, Sebrights, Golden & Silver Pheonix, White Yokohama, peking, fawn/white Runner, Harlequin, Cayuga, Khakis, Buff, Muscovies(chocolates & whites), 1 Sebbie, 1 Embden. Lots of chicks and ducklings. Limited amt. of hatching eggs/chicks(bold txt). Just ask to see what I have...

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Partridge Rocks, Barred Rock, RIR, Blk Sexlink, BCM, Egyptian Fayoumi, Cochin, Sultans, Blue Andalusian, EEs, OEGB, Sebrights, Golden & Silver Pheonix, White Yokohama, peking, fawn/white Runner, Harlequin, Cayuga, Khakis, Buff, Muscovies(chocolates & whites), 1 Sebbie, 1 Embden. Lots of chicks and ducklings. Limited amt. of hatching eggs/chicks(bold txt). Just ask to see what I have...

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post #8 of 13

We've got 4 beautiful scovie babies so far today...as of 5 pm another had it's bill poking out of the shell so I can't wait to see it in the morning.

 

Michelle

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I'm a Digital Portrait Artist, Digital/Paper Artist.10 Chickens,3 Turkeys 1 Pekin Hen, 2 Mallard Hens, 1 Magpie/runner cross Hen,1 Muscovy Drake w/ 4 Muscovy Hens,4 Pekin/Scovy ducklings.

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I'm a Digital Portrait Artist, Digital/Paper Artist.10 Chickens,3 Turkeys 1 Pekin Hen, 2 Mallard Hens, 1 Magpie/runner cross Hen,1 Muscovy Drake w/ 4 Muscovy Hens,4 Pekin/Scovy ducklings.

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post #9 of 13

I have two that are broody but we live in AZ so nights are in the high 50's and days are low/mid 70's right now, but better now then when its 110 degrees out side during the summer jumpy.gif

A little flock of 4 Muscovies and 5 Gold sex-link chicks

 

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A little flock of 4 Muscovies and 5 Gold sex-link chicks

 

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My hen Keiko has been sitting on the nest finally

 

keiko11612.jpg

 

 

She has recently added downy feathers to this nest and was sitting on it all day.  

 

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