Can duck eggs go in the incubator after then hen has sat on them for a week and a half?? PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by paws4440, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. paws4440

    paws4440 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Muscovy hen is sitting on her couch of eggs around 20 and I don't want her to responsible for all those ducklings and would love to watch them hatch in my incubator[​IMG] any other info about Muscovy incubation would be great
     
  2. EricaJ

    EricaJ Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes you can move them. I've moved my ducks eggs when they started laying before the temps were warm. Just make sure you keep the cycle for the eggs. If your duck has been getting up and swimming then coming back you may want to mist and cool them everyday. Muscovys are harder to hatch than mallard based breeds so do want to keep an extra keen eye on those air cells and adjust humidity accordingly. This is a great source for Muscovy hatching: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-and-hatching-muscovy-eggs
     

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