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Muscovy Central => Fencing & Shelters => Topic started by: sourwoodmuscovy on April 06, 2012, 07:39:00 pm



Title: Multiple nests in one pen?
Post by: sourwoodmuscovy on April 06, 2012, 07:39:00 pm
Hello, I am new at raising Muscovies and have a question.  I have one drake and 5 hens in 40' X 40' outdoor pen.  I've set out 7 nesting boxes.  First one started filling with eggs.
So, if I am lucky to have several hatches, do I need to separate the hens / broods / nests before they hatch?  The duck book I have says hens will start killing one anothers ducklings!  Is this true?

Thanks for your help and shared experiences.

SourwoodMuscovy (Vermont)