can a silkie hatch moscovy eggs ?

jayke563

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ok I want my silkie hen to hatch moscovy eggs but I have heard so much crap about how moscovys have to be incubated at 80% humitidy and then people say that is wrong what one is it!!!!! and how moscovy eggs are hard to hatch … can I let my chicken hatch moscovy eggs? will I get a good hatch rate ? has any one els done this if so plz tell me how thank u
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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I haven't tried, I do use my broodies to hatch my turkeys, I would suggest you try it and see, I would be interested in knowing if you can. I was thinking about doing it one year because my muscovy hens kept abandoning their ducklings after a week or so.
 

donrae

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Not Muscovys, but I've had a chicken hen hatch Rouen duck eggs.

What's the incubation time on a Muscovy? My only thought is they're longer than a chicken by quite a bit, aren't they? A chicken hen may give up before they hatch.
 

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