Since I know she will lay an egg a day at least until Winter, I was hoping for her to do so in a safe place that I could monitor. My one word of advice would be, to relax! It is SO hard to make those decisions, but I agree that they help the flock be healthier, and save a crazy amount of tears too.
What can I do to stop this. We were told to put them in with the chickens to keep the predetors out.
This concise article will answer every question you never thought to ask about raising Muscovy ducks. Thanks so much Catriona. If possible make the run walls out of something they can see through so they can see the lake and get used to the sounds and sights of their new home. How great is that — a critter that turns mosquitos into tasty protein! The ducklings will need access to water from day one. I live in Miami, Fl and have a situation with Muscovy baby ducklings that are in danger.
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More info about my FREE one pot noodle camping cookbook. Hope that helps! At this point you can start counting, as the first day she sits with dedication, is day 1 of the eggs being incubated. Please Note: They spend all of their time on the ground foraging, sleeping under the trees, swimming in the Creek, and sleeping on my dock at night. If they make a nest somewhere and I remove the eggs, they find somewhere else to lay.
Hi Pony, how exciting! Thanks for your help! This is where Muscovy ducks excel, the meat is dark and very lean.
The ladies will still lay and go broody given half a chance, so best to remove the eggs as they go to prevent them sitting on infertile eggs and losing condition. Bugs and weed are healthier for them than human food — so if they continue to eat human food, they are likely to get sick and not live as long.