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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Claires Poultry, Apr 3, 2019.
Wow, your muscovy are really beautiful. And that Holley is especially handsome.
Special, wonderful, great, and almost perfect, but sometimes mischievous!
If mule ducks count, then heres my 1 month old baby, oreo.
This is not an updated picture of her though. She has a good portion of her feathers now.
Hmm. I wonder what happened. If they started sitting in late March or even early April they should definitely be hatched by now! They only take 33-37 days to hatch (approx. 5 weeks).
I do think they might sit on a nest that isn't viable, though. I've had other broody hens do that.
I'm thinking maybe if they aren't going to hatch you should try to catch the hens and keep them off their nest so they don't keep sitting on eggs that won't hatch.
It sounds like your hens are getting off their nest and eating daily, that's good at least, but it still is a heavy strain on them being broody. They get skinny from not eating as much as they normally would.
Broody hens have actually been known to starve themselves to death while they are sitting on eggs because they are so devoted.
My Muscovy hens sometimes won't get off their nest for up to 5 days and I have to take them off so they don't starve themselves to death.
She stole a chicken's nesting box XD
The eggs are from all my different Muscovy hens.
That's to bad you're not getting eggs!
Sorry about that!
What you do have to remember, though, is that Muscovies aren't really bred for egg production so they don't lay many more eggs than they are planning on sitting on.
Supposedly Khaki Campbell ducks are good ducks for egg-laying. I am going to do an experiment and see if they will be good egg layers for me where I live. But you never know, they might not do as well for me as for somebody who lives in a different climate.
Might try raising some for eggs. Just a suggestion seems how you can't get any eggs out of your Muscovy ducks.
Beautiful Muscovies! I really like the silver-barred one!
I most certainly agree with you! Muscovies ARE the best ducks ever and they are sooooo cute and adorable!!!