Muscovies laying in Winter!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bleenie, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Are anyone else's Muscovies laying right now? One of my hens started laying an egg a day about a week ago and I couldn't believe it when I found the first egg! I thought they were all done for a while and i wouldn't have to worry about what to do with their eggs (i don't eat them).

    So, anyone else have any weirdos laying now?
     
  2. linen53

    linen53 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep! I have 14 eligible egg layers and one is still laying. All the others have stopped and completing their molts. I have Muscovies too
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ancona was laying a bit ago. But stopped a week ago. I stopped eating her eggs a week or two before she stopped because her yolks wete gross looking [​IMG]
     
  4. cukooformarans

    cukooformarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually have one that just began setting about November 30. She's about 1.5 years. And another that is laying but seems to be laying quite sporadically. (She was hatched this spring, so maybe age has something to do with the sporadic laying or weather or both.) Shocking, right??? [​IMG] Especially the one setting! But YAY for happy surprises!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. sy7up

    sy7up Out Of The Brooder

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    our pekin is laying a egg everyday she 8 months
     
  6. nes

    nes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are all around 6 months old and just starting laying, but they live in our coop with the chickens & they're all on a 15 hour light cycle, so they should be laying ;D
     
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  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes my one hen is.. she has given me an egg almost everyday this month... [​IMG] I have 5 who can potentially lay but the other 4 are not.. no extra lighting here and we're dark now by 5pm.
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    My muscovies stopped laying in late october, went into molt and are just finishing up with that, but they have never laid in the winter so don't expect eggs till spring. Congrats on getting eggs so late in the season..
     
  9. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, i have 2 muscovys laying too!
     
  10. Sadiew

    Sadiew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 muscovies and one of them has started to lay about a month ago and she is still laying one a day but it is not so cold here in winter months.
     

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