Muscovy duckling question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lauralou, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    I have a broody muscovy hen on a nest. It is very near time for the hatch. Or past time, depending on how well I counted the days.

    She hasn't come off the nest for 2 days. Unless I missed it, which is possible, of course.

    With chickens, I can hear the babies peeping in the nest before the hen comes off. Can you hear muscovy babies? What sort of sounds do they make?

    I'm hesitant to bother the mother. I doubt that she'd appreciate it. But I'm dying to know what's going on under there!

  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Free Ranging

    Oct 16, 2008
    keep on dying to know and leave her alone..If the eggs are no good she will abandon them..

    the babys sound just like other ducks, but I think they not as vocal

    If your duck is super tame, she might allow you to take an egg and listen. I would not crowd her, though..
  3. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    My scovies are very quite in their eggs. I hatched 16 in the bator and before they hatched I could only hear them when my head was right up near the window. I doubt you could hear them under the broody. After they hatch as long as they are not cold or lonely mine have been very quite.

    I hope she has babies.

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