Exploding Muscovies

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by spectrumranch, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    When we were done shipping Muscovy eggs this summer, we turned them all loose to free range- so most of the hens went and built nests.

    Well now we have a muscovy explosion! One hen hatched 25 babies herself. Most of the others have 12 to 14 babies. In the last couple weeks over 150 ducklings have hatched, with a few more to go yet.

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  2. De

    De Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it... I have had 3 or4 litter in the last 2 weeks...too...what is it they had time to have the 2 litters this year it looks like....
     
  3. Blooming chicks

    Blooming chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do all you Muscovy owners live so far away?? I'd love to have some scovy babies! They are so adorable.
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwwwww!
     
  5. kylee2katie

    kylee2katie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I need a boy....let me know if you need to rehome one - I have two girls that need a friend!
     
  6. Quail's Hollar Farm

    Quail's Hollar Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you have quite a problem on your hands! They are the most prolific duck in my opinion, I've had problems with that too.
     
  7. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    So Stinking Cute! Thats alot of ducklings...
     
  8. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Mine have been exploding all year, it finally started seriously affecting the feed bill so i had to sell about 40 of them. I have to start being a little more picky about which ones i keep! I am kinda far out for a lot of people around here too but i got lucky and found a guy that was looking to buy a lot at once, to get started with them.
     
  9. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    ohhhhhhhhhh I wish I had a bunch of Scovy babies!!! Congratulations on those little darlings :)

    Michelle
     
  10. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    after all the first nests not doing well at all this year and the second nests doing ok...I've got some hens starting or already sitting on their third nests this summer!
     

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