Young Scovies Already Laying!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Birch Run Farm, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    Jeepers, my young girls have begun laying already. I did not expect to see eggs from them until spring. There were eggs everywhere when I got home from work yesterday.

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  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    She's gorgeous!
     
  3. Congratulations!! How old are your hens?
     
  4. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    May 25th hatch.
     
  5. WOW!! That's just sort of fourteen weeks right?
    Guess that's a Muscovy thing.
     
  6. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    WAIT A MINUTE KIDDO!! [​IMG]

    MINE HATCHED AT YOUR PLACE ON WED. MAY 27TH.

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!

    MAYBE I'LL SEE AN EGG OR TWO OR...........

    I thought scovies wouldn't start till next year, too, like you have mentioned.

    Love that WILD TYPE GIRL.....................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I STILL OWE YOU SOME UPDATES.

    GLAD TO HEAR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow! My girls fm May 2nd hatch are molting out into adult feathering but I haven't seen any eggs fm them. Hmmmmmm, What Have you been feeding those girls of yours? [​IMG]
     
  8. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    OK, I thought this batch was the end of May hatch. Maybe it is the hook bills? Gotta be the hookies. They are several weeks older but feathered in slower. I have not even seen the hookies try and mate. It sure isn't just the two, year old scovy hens dropping five eggs a day. What a mystery! Oh, BTW- I feed turkey grower to all of my poultry and they also get to free range when I am home.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2009
  9. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Opps! Got ahead of myself there. [​IMG] Turned out to be a dirty EE egg. My EE's were always laying their blue and green eggs in the Scovy nests earlier this spring and they just blended in unless you looked pretty hard.


    Is the turkey grower 24%. I've seen some multiflock feed at TSC
    that is listed at 27% but that seemed too high a protien content. Most of that protien was fm soybean meal and I wasn't too sure about that either.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2009
  10. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    I'll have to look at the label again but it wasn't that high, maybe 20 to 22%. Need to confirm. No angel wing here and all of my poultry have silky soft plumage!
     

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