When the Indians start to rush at home
An indochka, or a musky duck, is a member of the duck family, which was bred as a meat breed. This species of birds belongs to centenarians and brings a large number of offspring. This article will talk about the features of the egg laying of this breed.
At what age do they rush for the first time
Despite the fact that the indochka is a species that is grown primarily as a meat breed, it has high egg production rates. These birds reach adulthood at the age of 6 months, however, early productivity indicators strongly depend on the conditions under which these ducks are kept. Musk birds are very thermophilic, therefore at high temperatures they can begin to rush even before the age of six months.
Did you know? Unlike other poultry that can lay eggs at any time of the day, the body of the indochka allows this process to occur exclusively from early morning until lunch (usually from 6 to 12).
How are the Indians rushing
Like any bird, the musky duck has certain characteristic egg-laying features that breeders of these domestic birds need to know about.
When they start to rush after winter
Inexperienced poultry farmers do not always know when musky ducks begin to rush. The laying hens leaves the first laying in March-April, depending on when warm days come. But with artificial heating, the “primiparous” duck will delight the owner already in the middle of the first month of spring.
How many times a year are carried
How often the poultry will lay eggs during the year depends on the breed. Musk birds usually lay eggs twice a year: in spring (winter-spring) and autumn (summer-autumn). The duration of seasonal clutches is approximately the same: 1.5–2 months.
How many eggs
To find out how many eggs an indigenous woman can carry, one must first know her age. The youngest birds lay the least, but with each month of life, egg production increases, and at the age of one year, egg laying can increase several times.
|Bird age||The average number of eggs|
|First-born (5–7 months)||8-10 pieces|
|7-10 months||20-25 pieces|
|10 months - 1 year||25-30 pieces|
|Year and older||35–45 pieces per year|
How long do they sit on eggs
The process of hatching in musky ducks is quite lengthy: from 1 month to 37 days. However, the hatching speed of the chicks is highly dependent on the temperature regime: the warmer, the faster the embryo forms.
The process of incubation in indigenous women also has its own characteristics:
- The first day the hen does not depart from the masonry.
- The next day, or after another day, each indochka begins to go for a walk to eat and be sure to wet her feathers. This is necessary in order to wash away excess dirt from the surface of the shell for better air exchange.
- After 10-12 days, the brood hen becomes calmer and less likely to wash future offspring.
- At a temperature of 25 ° C, you can wait for the addition already on the 30th day of incubation.
How old are rushing
Despite the fact that Indochka are long-livers of the family of ducks and their life expectancy can reach 20–25 years, their reproductive period ends at a quarter of their life paths (at 5–6 years). Thus, in one lifetime, a single hen can produce up to 250 medium eggs.
Important! Also, occasionally there are cases of ejection of eggs from the nest. This means that the bird determined the death of the chick or found an unfertilized egg in the clutch.
Why do not want to sit on eggs
Regardless of the age at which the egg was laid, the female may refuse to sit on the offspring. The reasons for this behavior can be very different:
- age - the reproductive period began too early or, conversely, too late;
- a small number of eggs (less than 10);
- lack of clean water;
- fluctuations in temperature;
- dirt in the ducklings and in the nest;