important questions, please help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by showjumper_girl2002, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dad's muscovy hen has started laying eggs again. She's laid 5 so far (at a rate of 1 a day). Not sure when the first was laid. I ordered an incubator and want to incubate and hatch them. My questions are: can I leave them with her in the nest till it gets here? Also, how long after they're originally laid before incubating won't hatch them? Like I said there's 5 right now and i'm not sure when the first was laid, do I still have a good chance of hatching them?
     
  2. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can store them for 1-12 or so days before incubating them.

    I think muscovy eggs need incubation for 35 days right?
     
  3. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes that's right. But can I leave them with her in the nest till my incubator gets here?
     
  4. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you can if she is a good broody but be aware that when you get your incubator it must be working for 24 hours before putting the eggs in.
     

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