YAY! Muscovy brooding(she's been a sneaky girl)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducklove334, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    Rosilee has been naughty [​IMG].

    when I went out to feed, I didn't see her, so I started hyperventilating [​IMG], I went into the pen, and saw Squeaks laying at the nest box/house doorway, behind him was Rosilee, all hunkered down in a thick nest of hay, and feathers, Squeaks got up and strutted over to the food with everyone else, but Rosilee stayed behind, she hasn't moved since.

    I hadn't even noticed she was laying eggs in there, the geese don't lay in there anymore, so i don't even check anymore, I don't know how many eggs shes got, but I'm so proud.

    but is it normal for a male muscovy to sort of, guard the female on a nest, Squeaks rarely wants to leave Rosilee, and he hisses at any duck who gets too close.
     
  2. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    congrats! sounds normal for the drake though. ever come close to a nest in the wild? man that boy will attack you!! my drake is so protective of the nest, but his girl isn't broody....but he still protects them.
     

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