Please help me - Muscovy nesting hen question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cr8zyducklady, May 22, 2017.

  1. Cr8zyducklady

    Cr8zyducklady New Egg

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    Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum so please be patient with me if I don't use the right lingo.
    We have feral Muscovies in our development, and 2 are sitting on nests in my yard. The first hen is due to hatch her eggs in a few days and the other just started sitting a few days ago. The first hen had a few rotten eggs she removed. Yesterday and today I caught her sitting on the other hen's nest. I directed her back to her own nest and all seems well. Do they get confused? Is it normal to steal another nest? Does it mean that there's a problem with her eggs? I smelled them and they seemed ok. All help is appreciated
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Those two Hens could be related or very close....
    Yes, it's common for Hens to like each other's nests...They are in Broody mode and love all eggs....

    Best wishes that they all hatch....:frow
     
  3. Cr8zyducklady

    Cr8zyducklady New Egg

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    Thank you - they are sisters and Have joined to sit in the 2nd nest
     
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