Muscovy mama

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Batty about Banties, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long will mama take care of her babies?
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard around six weeks. Could be wrong.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2011
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    One of mine is still taking care of her 10wk olds and adopted an 8wk old into her group yesterday.
     
  4. coonhoundmama87

    coonhoundmama87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the time of year for ours. If it's early they will ditch their first hatch pretty much once they are about half feathered or a little more to go start another nest. They usually group back up with them at night though. Right now I have 2 mamas who hatched within 2 days of eachother and decided to join up and co-mother. They won't be making another go at a hatch this year I'm sure so they are still with their babies. All our muscovies are free range, I don't know if that makes a difference.
     

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