someone have info on muscovies

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hypnofrogstevie, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Would love to know your personal experience with these beutiful ducks. I want to hatch them and I know I have 30 days of staring at the eggs through the incubator.
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I love my muscovies. They are my most friendliest ducks. They are tame (to a point) and my big drake loves to come talk to me. They eat out of my hand. I absoloutly love them. I think you'd enjoy them!
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Thank you. I want to get some eggs in spring while hatching out my cayugas. I am not a fan of flighty or skittish burds
     
  4. billson1

    billson1 Out Of The Brooder

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    the only thing with them is that if you try to hatch them in the incubator the success will be limited you are better off letting them set on them
     
  5. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    mine were hatched the ole natural way. lol.
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    thing is I dont have any setters. This is my first time with ducks. so my first duck hatch is my first time having them [​IMG]
     
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  7. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    inuyasha, do you have any broody hens to pop the eggs under?
    Edited to say: Chicken hens?
     
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  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    no. my moms barred rocks never go broody. all my silkies are roos and my sex links dont go broody either
     
  9. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Well, I'm sure that you could hatch some out of a bator. Just wont have that high of of percentage that you would if they were hatched naturally.
     
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I will get 20+ eggs then. Try my first hatch that way. I only want to have around 6 or so
     

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