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Broody Muscovies

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Neverdone, May 14, 2016.

  1. Neverdone

    Neverdone Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two broody muscovies, they started sitting about about a week apart. Scout started brooding in the chicken coop, and Skippy in the duck house. My question is, can I move Scout and her ducklings into the duck house after the hatch? I have a mixed flock, and I'm worried about the other chickens & ducks being aggressive to the ducklings. The duck house has a run attached, the chicken coop does not, but I also wonder if two momma ducks will be happy together....This is my first time with ducks going broody, so any advice would be appreciated!
     
  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try putting the 2 broody muscovies together so that they can bond and share the babies together. Muscovies love to have babies in pairs LOL. How many eggs does each duck have?


    BCP
     
  3. Neverdone

    Neverdone Out Of The Brooder

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    Scout went broody even though I took the eggs every day, she's sitting on 4, some are hers and some are her sister's. Same story with Skippy, broody on like ONE egg, so I let her have some of her sister's as well. Waffles, the third of the sisters, has shown no signs of going broody YET!
    Scout has been letting (even encouraging) chickens lay eggs in her nest, so every day I have to take those out, and they even helped her build the nest, bringing her bits of straw and stuff. It's seemed like kind of a group project! :)
     
  4. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWWW so sweet
    What i would do is tonight or when it is dark. Move Skippy and put her in the same nest with Scout. In the morning they should be bonded broodies[​IMG]
    But sometimes the hen when you move them will try to go back to her old nest spot. if Skippy does that then just keep putting her back with Scout
    If you need any more questions ask @Miss Lydia
    She knows a TON about muscovies


    BCP
     
  5. Neverdone

    Neverdone Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that's what I'll do tomorrow night, I prefer they be together, and kind of separate from the rest of the flock. :)
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2016
  6. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah that is best. And the babies will have double protection when they hatch.
    I would love to see a pic of Scout and Skippy[​IMG]


    BCP
     
  7. Neverdone

    Neverdone Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll get one tomorrow! :)
     
  8. Neverdone

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    :/ geez, the pictures won't upload.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2016

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