In the Brooder
- Dec 21, 2016
I have been asked to produce around a 1000 muscovy drakes per month for a few people who sell them to fellow customers of theirs. I was wondering what was the best way of letting them hatch there eggs as I have not had good luck with them hatching good amounts the most I have got was 8 out of one clutch. I have always seen people getting mid to high teens. Also I am wanting them to be free ranged I am thinking a breeding group of about 600 muscovies I was wondering if you needed to feed them if they were provided ample space to get bugs, grasses and get things around the dam. If so how much space would you recommend per bird. Also has anybody had any luck incubating them not letting the mum do it. I am use to hatching them myself not letting a mumma duck do it. If anybody can help that would be great.