1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Muscovy not laying anymore since I put a dummy egg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lizzybee, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. lizzybee

    lizzybee New Egg

    I have a muscovy (rescued) that started laying a few months after I got her. She had been laying consistently for about a month, but had stopped laying in the nest. So I marked an egg and left it in her box so she wouldn't lay under the house where I can't reach them anymore. She was laying there for a few days and then stopped laying and is now just sitting on that one egg endlessly. I can't find any eggs anywhere else, so I'm wondering, if she thinks this one is fertilised if she would stop laying?
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    27,100
    5,154
    506
    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    Congrats, you have a broody 'scovy!! lol... it doesn't matter to her whether the egg is fertilized or not, she wants to hatch some ducklings... you can either find some fertilized eggs for her to hatch or 'break' her of broodiness... I'm not familiar with broody breaking a Muscovy, but yiu should be able to find some tips if you put 'breaking broody ducks' in the search bar...
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by