First Muscovies!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wbjdmd, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. wbjdmd

    wbjdmd Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are my first two muscovies ever! I got six eggs from a friend who had "put them under a hen" My question is how long to wait for the last 4 to hatch? I thought these 2 were about a week early, should I continue to incubate the last four for another week and see what happens? Should I just open and quickly grab these two after 2 days and transfer them to my brooder? I need your help!
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  2. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Congrats on the new babies - I would pull them out and put in the brooder.
    It takes 35 days for them to hatch - but I have had them hatch a week early b/c the hen had been sitting on the nest and we didn't know it. You might candle and then if they still look good - leave them in - what could it hurt. [​IMG]
     
  3. wbjdmd

    wbjdmd Out Of The Brooder

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    That was my thoughts! I candled friday and they looked good. One looked less developed but still looked vital. I think I'll do that! I would love to hear what others think.
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would take the babies out , and if the eggs arnt pipped Id be tempted to do a quick candle on them but I would defiently regardless give them another week befor I thought about giveing up on them .
    Good luck

    And those are some sweet babies:thumbsup
     
  5. wbjdmd

    wbjdmd Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched 6 Pekins last week and these babies are MUCH more docile than the Pekins. Is that normal?
     
  6. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    I don't have anything useful to add, except congrats on your 2 new babies! That duckling staring at the camera is just overflowing with cuteness. What a great picture.
     
  7. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will love them. I hatched out 4 last summer. They are my best ducks. All my other ducks (other breeds) run from me now but my Scovies still think I am their momma and will let me walk right up to them and pick them up. They are so sweet! I know a lot of people dislike them but I love them. Congrats on the ducklings! [​IMG]
     

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