How long will a muscovy duck lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Queenandking13, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Queenandking13

    Queenandking13 Out Of The Brooder

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    What I mean is, up to what age will they lay eggs?
    Is there a certain age when they stop laying fertilized eggs?
    Don't they ever get too old?
    Just wondering.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I have had Muscovy hens that remained fertile until their teens.
     
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    What do you mean by "until" their teens?
    They're supposed to be fertile on their teens.
    Do you still have them? How old are they? Are they still fertile?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I have had Muscovy hens that laid, sat and hatched ducklings when they were in their teens - as in 10 or 11 years plus. The same with bantam hens. The same with pigeons. Given good genetics and proper care many hens remain fertile throughout their lifetimes. My Muscovy drakes (I think because of their greater size) did not remain fertile or perhaps 'capable' as long.
     
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