When Muscovys mate does that mean eggs are on the way?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BirdBrain, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    I have muscovy ducks hatched June 8th. So they are 19 or so weeks. They have started to mate and I am wondering if that means eggs are coming soon? How soon?
     
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  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    I did a search on this and couldn't find an answer to my question. If no one has an answer, could you please point me to where I can find an answer? Thanks.
     
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    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 29, 2009
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    I think they should be laying soon. Muscovys are good at hiding their nests. They could already be laying and you just don't know it. Don't know about the weather in Alaska though. They might wait until spring.
     
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    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I did a search on the Muscovy duck forum and they say 6 to 7 months, so you 're a couple of months early. I know my males hatched in April are fertile because I see movement in their eggs. They were laid about three weeks ago but my female is over a year old.
     
  5. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    So I guess I am looking at January or so. Can you PM me the url for the muscovy forum since we cant post that stuff here? Thanks.
     

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