my muscovie duck has had 10 eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tsc11, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. tsc11

    tsc11 Out Of The Brooder

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    when is she gonna stop laying
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:any time up to 20. [​IMG]
     
  3. tsc11

    tsc11 Out Of The Brooder

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    will they hatch
     
  4. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine laid 22 before she stopped. She slowly (over the course of the 5 weeks if incubation) threw out 5 eggs. They were all rotten, but the remaining 17 hatched. If you have a drake with her, even if you haven't seen mating activities, they should be fertile and therefore should hatch. Just remember that muscovies take 35 days to hatch, not 28 like other ducks.
     
  5. ian4379

    ian4379 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a duck at the moment who has 18 eggs amd isnt sitting, doesnt seem odd except for the fact that she had a different lot of 15 that i took away because they got frozen over a few days of bad frosts(the outside taps froze up!), and i took the first six away to eat for brekky. so thats 39 all up! she's sitting on them and night bout no feathering up as yet.
     

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