Scovie Eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Gone-Ducky, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Gone-Ducky

    Gone-Ducky Out Of The Brooder

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    So I live in AZ I have four 7month old scovie hens and no eggs yet. When do they normaly lay? Im sure this question is asked alot but no trace of an egg they are alowed to roam but i've searched and no eggs. Any advice? thanks SO MUCH! [​IMG]
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:any where from 5 months on but 6mos. is the norm i think. What are you feeding? they can hide them pretty good too. I have had to put chicken wire and hardware cloth over any lil nook and cranny around our place. [​IMG]
     
  3. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if it matters since you live where it is warm year-round, but mine lay seasonally. I live in Maine and it gets really cold during the winter. Mine typically start to lay in April and generally stop in September/ October.
     
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I had this issue last fall. I had gotten a pair of muscovies and several weeks later. No eggs, my friends were getting loads if them. Well I.put them on the pond in march and now I have 70. They will make nest and then cover the eggs when they get off the nest. Very clever they are.
     
  5. Gone-Ducky

    Gone-Ducky Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks everyone i'll keep looking! I hope to have some eggs soon!!!
     
  6. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Oh yeah, once they make a nest a lay a certain number of eggs they will go broody. If you disturb the nest before they start laying about 5-6 in them they will abandon the nest and start a new one somewhere else. At least mine did.
     
  7. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    D'Angelo N Va. :

    I had this issue last fall. I had gotten a pair of muscovies and several weeks later. No eggs, my friends were getting loads if them. Well I.put them on the pond in march and now I have 70. They will make nest and then cover the eggs when they get off the nest. Very clever they are.

    You have 70 Muscovies! [​IMG] How many did you start with?​
     
  8. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Quote:You have 70 Muscovies! [​IMG] How many did you start with?

    Well I brought 2 last September and they did nothing, I told one of my customers who said there ducks were carrying on bug time so he gave me 2 more females. So I started out with those 4... All 3 females have hatched out 2 clutches since June.
     
  9. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!! Thanks for the warning. I won't be letting my hens free range after hearing that. I'd go broke feeding 70 ducks. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011
  10. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Quote:Yeah well when u see that first set of babies looking so cute and following behind mommy duck and the dad not too far, you will change your mind.
     

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