muscovy duck mating

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lehcar52duck, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. lehcar52duck

    lehcar52duck In the Brooder

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    My muscovies are mating how long till they lay eggs? [​IMG]
    Do i need to prepare nest box?
     

  2. lehcar52duck

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    I made this is it ok???
     
  3. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

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    How old are they? Has the female laid any eggs ever? Nesting boxes are not needed but can be helpful. I believe Muscovies are more likely to use them but it may take some training. They are not like chickens and usually need encouragement to lay in one spot. Most ducks will lay in a corner so I would take one of the boxes out. What are you feeding them? And just to make sure you do have a female and male? Do you want ducklings or are you going to collect them to eat?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    With mine once mating starts usually anywhere from 3-4 weeks before eggs. My ducks usually lay in their shavings. But a few will lay in the chickens nest box.
     
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  5. lehcar52duck

    lehcar52duck In the Brooder

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    Its thier 1st time laying eggs i feed them vegetables and duck layer pellets combine with ground corn, yes i have 1 male and 5 female
     

  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    And you being in a warm climate year round can probably have eggs anytime once mating starts, where I am Any of my Muscovy's that say hatched this past spring/summer won't mate till following year and start to lay around 7-9 months of age. No mating or egg laying from late Sept till Jan of Feb sometimes March of next year. Let us know when you get the first one,
     
  7. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

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    Sounds like you have everything covered and I would expect some eggs soon. Very exciting!
     
  8. txcarl1258

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    They might lay in those boxes if you have them penned. Mine prefer a covered nest on the ground. I took a large plastic dog carrier apart and placed both ends upside down. The girls laid in them all season long. I was able to practice "birth control" this year so I wasn't over run.
     
  9. lehcar52duck

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    My ducks lay an egg today
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  10. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

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    Awesome!
     

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