Guess what I found this morning..

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Big Dreamer, May 13, 2011.

  1. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 Welsh Harlequins are laying 1 egg a day, and this fine morning i found 3!!!! I think one of the scovie hens is laying..Probably Bubbles because i saw her come out of the hutch when i found it! It was even in the nest box with 1 other egg. The 3rd egg was on the ground right by the nest box in a big crater nest looking thing..does that mean they want to nest. All of them????
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  2. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Pretty much when they lay ,they will build nest, if you don't provide one. I use rubbermaid bins with the front mostly cut down.Easily to clean.
     
  3. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    lol i like the face on tht
     
  4. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I provide a rubbermaid tub on its side with a plank of wood in front to keep the bedding in and they lay in that well atleast 1 does and then today i found another 1 and the other one keeps making a crator and laying them in that same one. I just found another egg when i got back from school..in the same crater!!!! I left it in there and im hoping the scovie hens will go broody..DO all muscovies go broody???????????????????????????????????????????????????? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IDK i have one female scovie Sophie she is about 6 1/2 weeks old and i am hoping she will go broody cause i wont get a incubator cant afford it. plus i want to go as natural as possible LOL!!!! well hope she go's broody for you
     
  6. the duck whisperer

    the duck whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That might depend on if you have a drake in there with them. She might not go broody if the eggs arent fertile? i dunno good luck though
     
  7. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to many drakes to hens...so i dont think i got a problem there!! But just recentley i have 2 drakes free roaming 24/7 so now its 4 hens to 3 drakes so i still need to build a batchelor pad i put some bedding in the crater and the hens got really investigative about it
     
  8. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That might depend on if you have a drake in there with them. She might not go broody if the eggs arent fertile? i dunno good luck though

    Some will try to go broody regardless if they are fertile or not, keep in mind also that hens can be away from drakes for a period of time and still lay fertile eggs if you ever separate them.
     
  9. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I am new to ducks, but I have 4 Muscovies, 1 drake and 3 hens...the hens have all gone broody this year...one sat but nothing hatched out and she abandoned the nest..not really sure why. I saw the drake mating with all of them...if the other 2 don't hatch I'll get rid of the drake and get a new one. I guess I could candle the eggs, but not quite sure how to do it w/o a professional candling machine..
     
  10. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    D'Angelo N Va. :

    I am new to ducks, but I have 4 Muscovies, 1 drake and 3 hens...the hens have all gone broody this year...one sat but nothing hatched out and she abandoned the nest..not really sure why. I saw the drake mating with all of them...if the other 2 don't hatch I'll get rid of the drake and get a new one. I guess I could candle the eggs, but not quite sure how to do it w/o a professional candling machine..

    Just take a powerful flashlight to it in the dark and make sure that no light comes from under the egg and then ittl show veins in I think 7 days at the least easy as that....from what i heard​
     

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