when will my muscovey ducks lay eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bigdawg, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    i have a trio of muscovey ducks. i have noticed two days ago that the male was mounting the hens. is this a sign of eggs soon. they are young around a year old. i am in middle tenn. thanks

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    What's the temperature average right now? It may be too late for this year depending on your climate.
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Quote:I've read that it's the light that makes a difference. Some people get eggs in December from Muscovies. I am not counting on it [​IMG]
  4. cukooformarans

    cukooformarans Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    I have one muscovy hen setting (16 eggs, started setting in the past week) and another that is about 7 months old that just began to lay. The younger one's laying is sporadic. In fact, at first I didn't realize that 2 were laying! lol None of the others are laying at this time and I am not expecting anything from them until spring. However. pleasant surprises are welcome! [​IMG] Don't know if that helps.
  5. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    ok i will look for eggs from now until next fall. L.O.L thanks
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    My one pair of hens started at 4mths and one is still laying(in December no less!) ... and i am in Canada winter is definitely creeping in, it's dark here before 5pm now [​IMG]

  7. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    well it sounds like muscoveys are like my silkie hens. you never know when or how many they will lay, or go broody sitting on dirt......

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