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First day out, the youngest were only born a few hours before!

Twelve little muscovy ducklings!

We were totally amazed, though learned here on the website that ducks developed much more quickly than chickens, to see mother and ducklings out in the middle of the field within just a few hours after hatching!

Here the bread, intended for the "adults" was a little to high, but nothing seems too far fetched for curious little ducks?

Thank you, Miss Lydia, for your invitation to this muscovy group!


I'm a semi-retired teacher and my companion a retired physicist. 

We started out, here in Burgundy, France,  with a gaelic rooster

and hen along with two other salmon blue hens. The result has

been exponential since the hens are excellent mothers, but it's

our first try at muscovy ducks and chinese geese and their

gander bought about three months ago.


We've got three acres and an open barn. The ducks and geese

are, along with the chickens all have free run and lodge at night

in the hay and straw under the barn. A second duck is sitting on

some 18 eggs and one of the geese on a dozen or so goose eggs.  We are a bit concerned since we do get some snow here. Like my native California, it's been exceptionally warmer and warmer, but snow is predicted in the coming weeks. We're 

currently building a second shelter out of palettes where they

will be better protected from the weather.


We do also know that we'll need to keep them away from the 

duck pond in winter.

Edited by BurgundyMiss - 11/9/15 at 10:22pm