Muscovy left eggs what to do now?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by muscovy14312, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. muscovy14312

    muscovy14312 Out Of The Brooder

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    My muscovy duck left her eggs on the last day. they are suppose to hatch tomorrow I looked in them and they are still alive but she wont sit on them anymore. I put them in my incubator, but I can never get muscovy eggs to hatch. Any advice?
     
  2. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess just make sure its warm and humid and hope for the best! I hatched 4 babies using a makeshift incubator so with a proper one your chances should be good. Do you have any idea what may have gone wrong in your previous hatching attempts?
     
  3. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try to keep the temp around 98 degrees. And be sure there is water in the incubator to keep the humidity up.
    My muscovy hen attacked the first duckling that she hatched, so I put the eggs in the incubator. Out of 12 eggs, only 5 hatched. I was bummed, but glad I at least got a few.

    It's worth a try. They won't hatch without her, so the incubator is their best bet.
    Good luck!
     

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