Chickens hatching Muscovy eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WallingFarm, May 24, 2018.

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    Has anyone had experience with chickens hatching Muscovy eggs? I know Muscovy are good mothers and hatch their eggs but my father in law has 4 hens and they are all bloody. They keep trying to hatch infertile eggs. He's also not getting any eggs since they are all broody. I had the idea of giving him a few of my fertile duck eggs and see how that goes. He's been wanting a few Muscovy anyway. I don't want to waste fertile eggs if you don't think it will work. I know Muscovy hatch time is 35 days and chicks are 21. Thanks in advince!!
     
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    i have seen a bantam do it!!! it was adorable! she only could fit on one egg though:gig:lau
     
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    Awesome! Thank you! :D
     
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    your welcome! the only problem is when the duckling decides to get in the water... mix these tree emojis and this was the hen:th:wee:duc:hitshe was freaking out!!! and the duckling couldn't figure out how to get out of the pond:lau
     
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    Haha oh my gosh! Poor things! Glad they figured it out and momma didn't have a heart attack.
     
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    Yes!
     
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