The Duck Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I'm sure they will be more than happy to oblige lol knowing Muscovy's
     
  2. blkjak

    blkjak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so. This past spring the 2 hens I have layed but did not set the clutch. When I tried to incubate nothing happened. I now have 6 hens and new drakes so hopefully ducklings.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    If young then that may have been why they didn't sit, But Muscovy's think they were put here to populate or over populate depending on how people look at it so getting a broody this spring would be more uncommon than common I have some that don't even have to have eggs under them to brood. Keep us updated love seeing lil ducklings especially Muscovy's are dear to my heart.
     
  4. blkjak

    blkjak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of nesting boxes do you have for moscovies? This could have been my problem!
     
  5. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]this is a very quickly done version of the waterer I was talking about. The opening can be a lot cleaner but the general idea was for them to fit their heads in. I just made new ones as the got taller.
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    My ducks sleep in stalls with lots of horse shavings in them, We built stalls since my drakes cannot be inside with each other, so my girls lay in stalls one or 2 will get into the chickens nesting boxes which are covered cat pans but mostly they just use their stalls. When they go broody I'll take a scrap piece of plywood and screw it up against a 2X4 so she can have privacy if she is in with one of her sisters. If with one of the drakes I fix it at night so he can't harass her by completely blocking her off from him. Old window screens work good for that.
     
  7. blkjak

    blkjak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to change the stalls in my coop I think. I have sheep stalls so I may have to divide them.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    We have to do what works for us and our flocks, I knew when we built our houses I wouldn't be able to have my drakes loose together so stalls it had to be. If you have sheep stalls you may just put a board to divide that will give the girls some privacy but don't be surprised if they all want to lay in the same stall. Them girls are nutty just like chickens. In my goose house during laying season I lay a board up against the wall like a half teepee screw it in so it doesn't fall down on top of my goose and she gets inside to lay. Seems they like hidy holes.lol
     
  9. Loc20chick

    Loc20chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. FelicitysFarm

    FelicitysFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    When will my 1 Ancona, 1 golden 300(campbell hybrid layer) and 1 cayuga start laying.? [​IMG]
    What kind on drake and chickens should I add to the flock?
     

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