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Will my muscovies abandon there nest of eggs....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by harleyjo, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. harleyjo

    harleyjo Songster

    May 6, 2010
    SW Iowa
    they have started to lay in 2 different locations if my chickens are also laying in the nests? The ducks started laying and then the chickens have found the nests and they lay in there too. Do I have to separate and pen up my ducks?

  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Ou can either separate them or mark the duck eggs with the date they were layer and pull all the chicken eggs. When she goes to setting in earnest she will start lning her nest with down. When she does this, pen out the chickens cuz she is going to be there a long time.

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