Hatching question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by iajewel, May 18, 2010.

  1. iajewel

    iajewel Songster

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    This is my first experience with Muscovy. I have one hen, and know her eggs are fertile. I have been picking the eggs up everyday so I can hatch some in the bator before I let her sit. My question is how long can I pick up eggs before the first ones I got go bad? It makes sence to me if a duck hatches 20-30 eggs that I could pick them up for a month? however I want to make sure. Im on day 5 so.. so far Im pretty safe.
  2. L0rraine

    L0rraine Songster

    May 20, 2009
    Whidbey Island
    I think I've heard a couple of weeks - though those from the first week to ten days will have a better success rate.

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