A question......

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WillsC, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. WillsC

    WillsC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have a muscovie duck and a pekin sharing a nest. They are fine with the arrangement and no squabbling. Some of the eggs are pekin and some are muscovie obviously. I have no male pekin their mates are scovie.....so when will they hatch? More so if the two breeds hatch at different times what happens then? Anyone know?


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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I see this being a problem for two reason:

    1. Two ducks sharing nests often fight over the ducklings once they hatch. This fighting can easily injure or kill a duckling.

    2. Mule ducks hatch earlier than Muscovy eggs. If the mule ducklings hatch early and they go off with them then the pure muscovy eggs will get cold and die.
     
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