Do Muscovy's lay all summer?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cheyfrie26, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they? I'm in Ohio.
     
  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I may not be much help as i live on the other side of the world but my muscovies lay all summer long and not and egg again til spring after that.
     
  3. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
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    Mine laid great until they went broody. Then they layed around for 5 weeks. They hatched their ducklings and went back to laying when the ducklings were 2 weeks old then when they got around 12-16 eggs they began the cycle all over. I have 3 ducks on 41 eggs.

    Oh dear. [​IMG] I just realized how many I could end up with. I think DH doesn't want to know about my little enlightened moment I just had. Especially since there are already 10 Muscovy duckings running around. [​IMG]
     
  4. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 hens. Two of which have around 15 babies. But I noticed the one is staying near the shed more and there is tons of feathers in a box. So I think thats going to be her nest.
     
  5. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    I have 5 hens left and none are laying right now.

    3 of them went broody and quit laying, all have had their babies and lost most of them. Still no eggs.

    2 hens only layed for a couple of weeks and then quit?

    I am in Missouri... I don't know why they quit???

    I feed flockraiser and scraps. Plus they free range.
     

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