7 Muscovy Eggs to be shipped, today!!!

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. I have 7 eggs which I "sold" on another website. However, the buyer backed out this morning, after I'd already gathered the eggs and wrapped them up, put them in a box and brought them to work with me to be shipped at lunch. I don't want to toss the whole thing--so I'm offering them for sale...these are chocolate pied and black/white muscovies. There are 7 eggs. They are in a USPS Priority box and will be mailed out today.

    $18, shipped.

    OR--

    I'll consider some trades.
     
  2. I thought I'd add that I've had excellent fertility both at home and with shipped eggs. I also have photos of my drake and my ducks, if anyone is interested?
     
  3. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Songster

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    what is the difference between encubating duck and chicken eggs i am very interrested
     
  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Swiftfoot, duck eggs need to be kept at a higher humidity during incubation, and need to be turned more than a chicken egg.
    3 turnings a day is sufficient, heck I've even had good luck with hatching them when I turn them twice a day, like I do with my chickens.

    They're pretty easy though.
     
  5. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Songster

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    how many days does it take for them to hatch
    if i use an automatic egg turner should that do fine
    also what does the humidity need to be at
    thanks for putting up with my questions
     
  6. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    28, I think
    Yes automatic is fine
    Usually keep the humidity at 50-60%

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  7. Quote:If you have PayPal--I'm leaving in 6 minutes to the post office and they can go out today....
     
  8. Quote:Yes, they do need higher humidity....I only turn mine twice per day and I've had higher hatches that way because they don't lose as much humidity (I hand-turn all of mine).
     
  9. Quote:Muscovies take 35-37 days.
     
  10. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Thank you.
     

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