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muscovy burrying eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by afchicken, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. afchicken

    afchicken Chirping

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    i have a trio of muscoveys and the hens have 2 seperate nest where they are burrying the eggs (and some chicken eggs)....
    dos this mean they are about to try and brood and should i take the chicken eggs out?
     

  2. Stormy Autumn

    Stormy Autumn Chirping

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    Sounds like they are about to brood. They will probably hatch and raise the chicks... You only have to remove the chicken eggs if you don't want baby chickens.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012
  3. afchicken

    afchicken Chirping

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    ok just diddnt know if the chicks would hatch sooner then the ducklings and couse her to leave the nest
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    The chicks will hatch in 21 days the ducklings because they are Muscovy, will hatch in 35, not a good combo
     
  5. I agree w/Miss Lydia plus any chicken eggs inadvertently mixed into my Muscovy hens clutch that hatched out were killed by her. [​IMG]
    I don't mean to say that all Scovy hens do so but mine did. I guess my Charlotte could tell that the chick wasn't a duck or possibly that it was too early so something was wrong. She didn't have a problem w/other duck breed eggs added later... like Calls.
     
  6. afchicken

    afchicken Chirping

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    thats what i thought didnt know how many days on the ducks as this will be 1st batch but i knew muscovey took longer to hatch then chickens thank you
     
  7. Stormy Autumn

    Stormy Autumn Chirping

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    I never knew! Well, I knew the eggs would hatch at different times, but I didn't think the duck would care. Guess it's better to be safe than sorry.
     

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