My Silkies hatched my test duck egg, yay I say Silkie(s) because they all take turns stealing the nests from each other, so I have no clue who is really the mommy lol. Another BYC'er gave me a pair of ducks that needed a new home...a Magpie and a Muscovy. After I saw them mating lately, I took 2 of the Muscovies eggs and put them in the incubator. One developed and one didn't. I was hoping maybe my broodie Silkies would have a better chance of hatching the 1 egg, so I put it in a nest with some other eggs for them to hatch. Today the duckling hatched!! The Muscovy is sitting on some Swedish and some of her eggs, so maybe this little cutie will have some siblings soon My understanding is because the father isn't a Muscovy also that this duckling is a mule right? If its a female it will still lay eggs, but they won't hatch even if she's being mated, right?