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Muscovy

Best Ducks For Rural Homesteaders

A review on: Muscovy
bunzsudz

Pros: Hardy, great foragers, excellent mothers, prolific producers, great meat birds, high-quality eggs, can fly (helps to escape predation), many colors...

Cons: Longer claws than most ducks (because they are "roosting" birds), have to clip wings or pinion birds to keep them in open pens.

I have had Muscovies off and on for many years, along with numerous other breeds of ducks. I love all duck breeds, but the lowly Muscovy is truly the survivor and thriver of the duck world. They lay high-quality eggs (not as many as some of the non-setting egg laying breeds of duck), are fantastic setters and mothers (I have had Muscovy hens that will hatch out well over 20 eggs at a time, with...
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Affectionate laying machines!!!
Affectionate laying machines!!!

White Campbell

Pros: Amazing layer, very easily tamed, calm personality and did I mention beautiful.

Cons: Noisy and Males can over breed females.

Sweet, good grazers, pretty.
Sweet, good grazers, pretty.

White Embden Geese

Pros: They get attatched to their caretakers.

Cons: Can be over protective.....

Beautiful vocal ducks!!!
Beautiful vocal ducks!!!

Call Duck

Pros: Pretty, low maintenance, showy, water lover, economical eaters and so many colours varieties!!!

Cons: Noisy, messy for there size & don't cope well if separated from any members of the flock.

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African

African

“I got them as chicks. They are very intimidating to predators. They scared away a raccoon that got into my poultry coop. I have worked with them since they are babies and they are great for holding and catching with me. The major problem is that they hate people that aren't me. They're used to me, and me only. They don't take too kindly to visitors.  ” --marvun22

100% Positive Reviews
African Harlequin

African Harlequin

“ These birds are lovely. If you train them up well, they'll be your friend for life, and if not, they will refuse to fly or even boink if you clip them. They need quite exact conditions to get them to lay, but put them in a quiet spot with plenty of cover, and you will be rewarded with plenty of eggs, or even chicks. No matter what anyone tells you, they will not die if not kept...” --TehLizardKing

100% Positive Reviews
American

American

“ My pair of American Buffs are great.  They are characters.  I did not try to imprint them because I wanted them to have a fear of people.  They did not follow me when they were goslings, but now they want me out with them all of the time.  With a large pasture they have all the grass they could want and yet they still want me around.  If we let them out of the pasture...” --flockman

75% Positive Reviews
American Show Racer

American Show Racer

First bred in the early 1950s from racing homers.

American/Standard  Fantail Pigeon

American/Standard Fantail Pigeon

The fantail was first introduced to North America in the mid 1800's and soon became popular, original development was in Britain, but it was perfected in America, earnig the name “American” Fantail.

Ancona

Ancona

“ I've had Anconas for over a year now, after admiring them for awhile before then. I LOVE them. My two hens are fantastic egg-layers. Since they started laying early this spring, they hardly ever miss a day (except for my hen who went broody - she took a few weeks off during incubation, and then about 1-1/2 weeks after they hatched she is back at it!). They are also quite calm and friendly,...” --wordgirl

100% Positive Reviews
Aylesbury

Aylesbury

“ seem like a good breed, if i had the room i would probably raise a batch of them they seem like they would be a good 4h starter show bird...considering i dont see many of this breed in my class ... that breed looks like a reserve champion waiting to happen  ” --cowgirlHH

100% Positive Reviews
Barnyard Turkey

Barnyard Turkey

While not an actual breed, mixed breed turkeys have a great variety of color and resistance to disease.

Birmingham Rollers

Birmingham Rollers

“I have 11 at the moment and they are so cool and have such pretty colors!   They don't love holding still for pics.   They are very sweet pigeons and if you spend time with them they become really tame.                     ” --lightchick

100% Positive Reviews
Black Turkey

Black Turkey

“We got 12 of these buggers from Cackle in 2012 as poults, and I raised 2 to adulthood. They are now pets as much as my dog! My hen is an EXCELLENT egg layer! In the early spring, she will lay an egg every day, then as the summer comes on, she lays every other day. Right now (its almost October) she's giving me an egg every day and a half to two days. Their eggs are delicious, too! I...” --Haida

100% Positive Reviews
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