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can a silkie hatch moscovy eggs ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jayke563, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. jayke563

    jayke563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  2. jayke563

    jayke563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello anyone out there
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    You might want to try posting this on the incubating and hatching board.
    Lots of people have successfully hatched duck eggs, using a broody chicken.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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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.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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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.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thinking 35 days, though sometimes I'm not thinking too well.
     

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