I need help with my Muscovys!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rosecomb-Ryan, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    My Scovy hen Just started laying and since she started laying she doesnt run as fast or fly. Whats that from? And How many eggs should I let her set on?? I have 3 Scovy hens and I was wonderin Do you think my other 2 will start laying? My Muscovy hen is kinda small . I love my Scovys and am SOOO excited that I might have some baby scovys!I was wonderin are they good mommas?

    Thank you,
  2. K7S10

    K7S10 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2008
    I just got some Muscovy ducks, but I hear that they are good mommas. I have a female Muscovy and her grown brood of 11!
  3. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2008
    All three of my muscovies stopped flying when one began laying, and the one who went broody sat a nest of 10 or 12. It was her first time and she gave up on the nesting thing before the incubation period was over, but I understand that's normal for first-timers, so I just let her do her thing, and when she gave up I went to steal her eggs for my bator, but she'd gotten rid of them--I swear they disappeared so maybe they weren't growing and turned rotten? No idea. Anyway, I've heard it's normal for flying to stop or slow down when laying starts. I don't know if mine will start flying again when winter comes and they stop laying or not. We'll have to wait and see.

    I know I've heard from several sources that they usually make really good broodies--I love mine, they're so sweet!

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