question about Muscovy hen

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by all4god09, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. all4god09

    all4god09 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got a Muscovy hen which had ducklings a little less than a week ago....they are separated now.
    my question is, she stopped laying to hatch her eggs. When will she start laying again?

    Thanks!
     
  2. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually 3-4 weeks after you take the ducklings, you'll see eggs again.
    I had a hen hatch out 14. let her keep them for 5 days then took them away. She wandered around the yard, went in at night with the other ducks, then started a new nest about 2 1/2 weeks later. She's sitting on eggs full time again and I have no idea how many are under her!

    Is your duck really skinny? If so, you may want to try to fatten her up a little before she starts laying again. Ducks that are broody then go broody a second time without much time inbetween can get extremely skinny. My girl, for some reason, is FAT FAT FAT so I didn't have to worry about it. But some of my other girls don't eat while brooding and get really thin and boney
     

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