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Muscovy Incubation, by Broody or Incubator

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ren2014, May 22, 2016.

  1. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    I haven't had much luck with incubating Muscovy eggs myself and my first broody was killed by a snake[​IMG] I could tell by the disarray of her nest that she fought a great fight, RIP BB. I now have a second broody and am doing everything possible to help her succeed.[​IMG] I know there are Muscovy threads where we talk about incubating eggs but I wanted to start a thread solely for incubation. Please join and share your experiences whether you have a broody or you are using an incubator to hatch Muscovy eggs. I would love to see/hear about everyone's story and advice on Muscovy incubation; both, by broody and artificial. The next topic we need a thread on is Muscovy colors[​IMG] Thank you for stopping by[​IMG]

    This is Blanche. She'd only been with us for 2 weeks and she went broody. She's a serious sitter. She built her nest in a spot that I knew I should have blocked off because I myself could not reach it and I wanted to be able to count her eggs, and help her, lol. My DH and brother in law helped me move her successfully to a better location. During the move I pulled 6 eggs to incubate in case she abandoned. She went bolistic at first but then settled down. I locked her in so she really didn't have a chance to abandon[​IMG] By candling, all 6 eggs were fertile, active and appeared to be on day 8. I have since moved the eggs back under her. She came out today for a stroll, bath and to POO[​IMG] Man or man did she poo. There's nothing like broody poo[​IMG]

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    This is where she started
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  2. Patriciaallison

    Patriciaallison Out Of The Brooder

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    I want muscovys so bad! I can seem to find them or geese.
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  3. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    For some reason Muscovy babies don't ship well so it's hard to find a breeder. Check Craigslist.
     
  4. MinnesotaNice

    MinnesotaNice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has a nice clutch of eggs there!

    @Patriciaallison , if you're on Facebook, there's more than likely many poultry groups specific to your state that you can find waterfowl on. You can try your luck locally that way as well.
     
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  5. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    Thanks. Yours does also. I honestly thought we were on sitting on 14 or I would have been pulling some.
     
  6. 2crazyflockers

    2crazyflockers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a male for sale if you want to pm me and see if you're close!
     
  7. 2crazyflockers

    2crazyflockers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she's beautiful! Thank you for starting this thread!!
     
  8. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    Thank you and welcome. Have you incubated Muscovy eggs or have a broody? My first attempt at incubating Muscovy eggs produced only 2 hatches and I had to help them both out of their eggs. One died at about 4 wko[​IMG] My last attempt of 7 I had 5 go into lock down and all 5 died around day 31 or 32:( Only one of them made the turn to internal pip position but it didn't pip.
     
  9. Patriciaallison

    Patriciaallison Out Of The Brooder

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    Are Scovy eggs harder to incubate? Do they need more moisture?
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  10. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    Yes, it has been my experience and I have read about many others having difficulty incubating Muscovy eggs. Here is a great article if you are considering incubating Muscovy eggs.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-and-hatching-muscovy-eggs

    Let us know if you decide to incubate.
     

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