Muscovy Duck Nest in Water?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MishticalOne, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. MishticalOne

    MishticalOne Just Hatched

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    Hello there!

    My muscovy hen started sitting on a nest on Feb 18th. The nest is inside a chicken tractor (in the covered area of it) so it's on the ground. I haven't moved the tractor obviously. It's raining pretty heavily today, and so I asked the guy I got the tractor from (he runs a hatchery) if it would be a problem if the ground and nest got wet under the faithful sitter. He said no that's how they do it in the wild and water is better.

    That makes sense to me, but I was curious if anyone else had any experience with this.
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah it should be fine as long as it doesn't flood . If it floods the eggs pores are clogged and it could damage them pretty bad
     
  3. MishticalOne

    MishticalOne Just Hatched

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    It floods a fair bit here because it's Texas but when I was looking, it looking like the water was running a bit downhill of the nest, so it's wet but doesn't look submerged. However I don't know how deep she has it dug exactly so I'm not sure. Thank you!
     

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