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Muscovy hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Duckrazy, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Duckrazy

    Duckrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    How upset will they be if take away their nest they've set on for 3 weeks now ? No more Ducks Please.
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Three weeks? The eggs (if they are fertile) should be hatching soon.

    If there are no fertile eggs then yes they'll be very upset but it has to be done.
     
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  3. Duckrazy

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    Thanks so much for your reply...Muscovy incubation is 43 days...eggs are all infertile as I keep nasty Drakes separate...their setting I was hoping would stop egg production ?
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Oh haha proves I know nothing about ducks! LOL Yes sitting would defiantly stop egg production.
     
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  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you joined us! :frow
     
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  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2, they should have stopped laying if they have been setting for three weeks. Some do get upset when you take the eggs, but they do seem to get over it pretty fast, especially if you take/remove the whole nest so they don't have any place to go back to.
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    They should have stopped laying by now. When my chickens go broody, they stop laying within a week or so and don't lay again for a couple of weeks.
     
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  8. Duckrazy

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    Yes they've stopped laying three weeks ago...thank you.
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    If you don't want them setting, then take away the nest. They will be in a frazzle for a spell, but will get over it. :)
     
  10. Duckrazy

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    You're right ! Thank you so much for the reinforcement !
     

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