Can A Broody Muscovy duck hen Raise Chicks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Orpingtons4U, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Orpingtons4U

    Orpingtons4U Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Muscovy went broody can she hatch and raise chicks
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    She can, the only problem is she will want to teach them to swim and they will follow her and drown so keep any sort of water container large enough for mama to get into out of their way till the chicks are on their own.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. Orpingtons4U

    Orpingtons4U Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay we will we don't have a big pond it ain't deep it is cute she covers the eggs when she leaves
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They make awesome mamas, just watch the chicks around any water be it a bucket or a dish or shallow pond.. and let us know how it goes... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Orpingtons4U

    Orpingtons4U Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the best part is is that she went broody in the Hen house
     
  7. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom had a Muscovy several years ago that raised chicks. Supposedly the chicks wouldn't follow her into the water, but I wouldn't count on that with all chicks.
     
  8. Orpingtons4U

    Orpingtons4U Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah
     
  9. Orpingtons4U

    Orpingtons4U Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dumb Sister took all the eggs out of her nest and messed it up i am going to.......
     

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