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Our muscovy duck eggs do not hatch!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cjeanblue, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. cjeanblue

    cjeanblue Hatching

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    Our male and female muscovies are about 4 1/2 years old. We have had 4 clutches successfully hatch over the years - usually let her sit on one or two a year. This year she has sat on 3 in a row - and no baby ducks. Anyone else with this experience - and insights please? Thanks!
     

  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. It is possible that the drake may be infertile or arthritic and unable to mate the hen.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't know anything about ducks but, could it be they are too old to produce fertile eggs - either male or female.
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    [​IMG] x2 on Kelsie's advice good luck.
     

  7. cjeanblue

    cjeanblue Hatching

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    thank you all very much for your help and comments! does anyone think it is a good idea to introduce a pair of younger ducks to the fold? Would that be upsetting? Would you do it as with hens - keep the new ducks nearby for a while till everyone gets used to each other?
     
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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined us and merry Christmas!!
     

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