Muscovy clutches not hatching

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cjeanblue, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. cjeanblue

    cjeanblue Hatching

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    Our muscovy ducks are about 4 1/2 years old - we have had 4 clutches successfully hatch - usually let her sit on 1 or 2 a year. But this past year she has sat on 3 different clutches - and no babies - just rotten eggs. Has anyone else had this happen? Any insights? Thank you...
     

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    And your drake is healthy? I have had mine sit where almost all eggs weren't good but 1 which isn't good either .I don't know the answers unless it's true what they are saying about the feed being loaded with GMO grains and it is causing sterility.[​IMG]
     
  3. cjeanblue

    cjeanblue Hatching

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    thank you - we think the drake is healthy - not sure if he is too 'old' etc. We do feed them organic non-GMO feed ;)
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Hard to say then I'm not sure how long a Scovy drake is at his best on fertility. or duck for that matter.
     
  5. CMP1999

    CMP1999 In the Brooder

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    a drake is good for 3 to 5 years and if he is a giant thair is a chance he cant get on the female and the female may be leaving the nest at night the ducks are more active at night
    i have 26 of the muscovy ducks here
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Thanks for info and [​IMG]
     
  7. cjeanblue

    cjeanblue Hatching

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    he might be nearing the end of his 'daddy duck' days then - but keep up being the barnyard entertainment!
     

  8. CMP1999

    CMP1999 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome and i know a lady in town that still has two 8 year old males they cant breed but they are her entertainment
     
  9. cjeanblue

    cjeanblue Hatching

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    yes - he used to be quite bossy but has mellowed - the lady duck is quite feminine - we have hens also - and really do enjoy them!
     
  10. CMP1999

    CMP1999 In the Brooder

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    i have 22 +hens and started with 150 and sold alot
     

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