Do muscovies lay two eggs a day?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducklove334, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    or atleast, can they?

    I only have one muscovy hen, Rosilee, and her mate(whos a boy) Squeaks.

    she's started another nest in the nest house, but there are four eggs! she's only been laying for two days, today I pulled five eggs out, 4 of them looked identical, same size,shape ect. and one really small goose egg, I put the four indentical eggs back, I'm positive all four eggs are hers, but is that possible for them to lay two eggs at a time?, I know some song birds lay two eggs a day, but not at the same time. and I know some chickens can lay two eggs a day, but I didn't think it was common.
     
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Muscovies are known to hide eggs and even to move eggs from place to place. Don't be surprized to see egg production fall off to the normal 1 a day/hen rate. If it stops. she/they may have gotten sick of having their eggs taken and have a new hidden nest somewhere. We used to have a dog that we would use to look for hidden nests.
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I dunno. Mine either hide their eggs or are prof. freeloaders.
     

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