Want to hatch Muscovy eggs under mama...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mamagonemad, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. mamagonemad

    mamagonemad In the Brooder

    May 15, 2012
    I recently acquired a trio of Muscovy ducks. The two females are being bred regularly by the drake, and one of the ladies has recently started laying eggs. I'd love to have her hatch some soon. How does this work? Do I just stop taking the eggs and wait for her to decide she has enough? Is it okay that the eggs are just sitting there unattended?
    She looks a little miffed whenever she sees that I've removed her daily egg.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2015

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    If the eggs and nest are in a safe place - I believe that if she is going to go broody, all you need to do is let her collect the eggs. But since I only have Runners and Buffs, I will hope that some Muscovy folks check in soon.

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