Broody Duck Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tgi_chicken, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. tgi_chicken

    tgi_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a Muscovy duck that has laid it's clutch of eggs and gone broody when is the best time of day to to replace those eggs with fertile eggs? Is it at night or does it not matter i had incubated eggs before but never used a broody bird. Thanks for any help [​IMG]
     
  2. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    I don't think it really matters. If she's really, really aggressive, it might be easiest at night when she can't see well and is sleepy. Otherwise, whenever.
     
  3. tgi_chicken

    tgi_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for that I'll give it go later tonight.
     
  4. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of eggs will you replace them with? Muscovy? I only ask cause muscovies incubate for 35 days, so if you replace with other eggs she may get confused abotu how long to sit for/stop turning? Heck if I know though.


    My muscovy is sitting on a clutch of 10 now (it was at 15 at one point but i stole some out cause she wasn't able to sit on all at the same time). I have to remove chicken eggs daily (not sure if they are beign laid there or if she stals & hoards them)...but I try to wait till she's off the clutch for a drink/food then snatch. [​IMG] Otherwise I think after dusk would be good when they tend to be calmer.

    Good luck! How fun!!
     

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