Different hatch dates

DukesDucks

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I have two of my nine Muscovy females broody in two nests. One batch is due to hatch two weeks later than the other. Not sure what will happen when first group hatches. The two ducks share duties, even switching nests. I already have to check both nests every morning because the eggs get moved from nest to nest, and the other females keep adding more. Good thing I marked them early on.
 

Miss Lydia

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All I can suggest is separate those broodies on their own eggs that way when the first batch hatch there will be one mama hen on one nest and the other mama on the next batch to hatch. If your don’t do that you may lose the latter ones to hatch if both moms want to mother the first ones.
 
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