- Apr 30, 2013
how many and does age really matter at all on rather they go broody?
thank youTo the original post:
Your 6 month old duck may sit on them. I've found that some will not matter what as long as you allow her to make a proper nest. But others won't until it's the right time of the year. A lot of mine will only go broody in the warm months, April through Sept. But I did have a Khaki campbell hatch out a nest at Christmas time a few years ago
Mallard eggs generally take about 28 days (from the time the last egg was laid) to hatch
How about Muscovy's? When I got mine, they were about 2mos. old. I was told they were 2 females, well their not. I was told also that they couldn't swim yet so not to let them by the water. I kept them penned till their 3rd row of feathers came in and 1 doubled in size and the other quadrupled in size. lol If they breed and have lil ducklings, do I have to take them and get them away from the water and put in a pen? Probably won't happen till next spring, but looking for advice early, so not caught off guard. Thanks