muscoveys

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickens asome, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. chickens asome

    chickens asome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do muscovy ducks go broody often because i am getting some and i relly want a duck to hatch some eggs? please help me
     
  2. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is my first year w/Scovies but I do know they are seasonal brooders & can lay and hatch up to 3 clutches. I have 4 Muscovy ducks right now and 3 are broody w/ the fourth laying a clutch. She's up to 10 eggs right now and I expect she will be broody about the time the other three ducks have ducklings in about two weeks. [​IMG] Mine all waited until they had about 20 eggs or more before deciding it was time to brood. They like a nice full nest. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickens asome

    chickens asome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you very much
     
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes muscovey hens love to set! They seem to love being mommas and are very good at it.
    I like the way the male will stand around and bob and hiss his head while she is on the nest.
    Of all the ducks that I have had the muscovies are my absolute favorite...... They are friendly and comical to watch in action..
    And most of all they do not mess the ponds up like some ducks do. Mine just like to sit beside it and sip on the water. Sometimes they will bathe but usually just along the edge.... I have 2 hens setting right now... They do take longer to hatch (approx. 35 days) than other ducks so do not give up on the eggs too soon!
     
  5. chickens asome

    chickens asome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oes any one have any pics of muscovys that they couldpost for me
     
  6. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    i love chocolate scovies!![​IMG]
    i only have 1 black and white one
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  9. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks miss lydia there so cute![​IMG]
     

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