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Successful nest snatch...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bleenie, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I caught one of my muscovy hens(actually my sisters duck) running through the yard with an EGG in her mouth yesterday. She has been broody so obviously i freaked out and ran out to the coop in my socks to take it away... sadly this baby was already dead and cold [​IMG] I immediately ran in the coop to check the others and they were still there and pipping! I took them all and brought them inside.

    They sat under a light for a few while i got the incubator set up and them i popped them in there. Well this morning i have 1 cute little baby in the bator and the rest are still hatching [​IMG] Glad i got them away before they became momma ducks dinner/toy!

    this is the first duck thats done this, this is also her first nest. any reason why she would break open and run off with one of the babies/eggs??
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Quote:Could she have known it wasn't going to hatch and was removing it from the healthy chick nest?

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