Muscovy Ducks laying in the winter?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Muscovies, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do muscovy ducks lay in the winter and hatch their ducklings?


    Thanks
     
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Apparently they do or else Charlie didn't get the memo. She has laid an egg a day for the last 17 days. I keep taking them away as they will freeze and crack if I left them. It is also too cold IMO to be brooding duckings. I hope she decides to stop now and restart later. I wonder if she will run out of eggs for the year before it gets warm enough? I think another BYC member from Canada had a Muscovy start laying a couple of days before mine, so winter laying does happen.
     
  3. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    my baby girl is broody right now too. poor thing she hasn't had any hatch from her last 2 clutches. i almost took her eggs away, but it's kinda dangerous to take eggs from that duck LOL
     
  4. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I have girls that are laying right now but I don't want anymore to brood so I've been collecting their eggs.
     

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