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Hey i am the duck rescuer i rescue ducks from danger i am an expert on ducks so if you have any questions just ask me :D jumpy.gif    

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Welcome to Byc!! :D 

 

Know anything about muscovies?

My sweet lab mix, Maggie (2yo), 3 adorable pet rats, Darby, Lilah, and Faye, 3 cats, and lots and lots of chickens!

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My sweet lab mix, Maggie (2yo), 3 adorable pet rats, Darby, Lilah, and Faye, 3 cats, and lots and lots of chickens!

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Welcome to BYC......there is ALWAYS something new to learn everyday :)

Owned By: 2 Pekin girls (Ming Ming and Giggles), a Saxony girl (Suzie), 3 Muscovies (Eeyore, Ellie and Eliza), Flemish Giant rabbits, a potbelly pig, chickens, 2 boer goats, and soon to be mom of a pair of bronze turkeys

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Owned By: 2 Pekin girls (Ming Ming and Giggles), a Saxony girl (Suzie), 3 Muscovies (Eeyore, Ellie and Eliza), Flemish Giant rabbits, a potbelly pig, chickens, 2 boer goats, and soon to be mom of a pair of bronze turkeys

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Sorry I havent been on thank you guys. And yes I have raised many Muscovies in the past..

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We have 6 ducks of various domestic breeds. Through the summer they would not go in the coop at night. They preferred to stay in the pond. Now that the pond is frozen they are happy to go in at night. Since they have started doing that though they have a weird morning ritual. They take a few steps out of the coop then sit down. Then take another couple of steps and do it again. All the way until they get to the hole we have kept in the ice so they can drink and splash around a little. Why do they do that? I think maybe they like the feel on their bellies but my dh doesn't think so. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

5 kids, 1 DH, 5 self blue turkeys, 3 sweetgrass turkeys, 3 tiger bronze turkeys, 30 chickens, 8 ducks, 1 golden retreiver and 3 cats. I love my life!!!

SELF BLUE HATCHING EGGS FOR SALE

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5 kids, 1 DH, 5 self blue turkeys, 3 sweetgrass turkeys, 3 tiger bronze turkeys, 30 chickens, 8 ducks, 1 golden retreiver and 3 cats. I love my life!!!

SELF BLUE HATCHING EGGS FOR SALE

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Originally Posted by Ardizzone7 View Post

We have 6 ducks of various domestic breeds. Through the summer they would not go in the coop at night. They preferred to stay in the pond. Now that the pond is frozen they are happy to go in at night. Since they have started doing that though they have a weird morning ritual. They take a few steps out of the coop then sit down. Then take another couple of steps and do it again. All the way until they get to the hole we have kept in the ice so they can drink and splash around a little. Why do they do that? I think maybe they like the feel on their bellies but my dh doesn't think so. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

Is there snow on the ground?  If so, it sounds like their feet are cold.  Many people put hay, straw or shavings on the snow for their birds to walk on.

DOGS: 4 Shih Tzu, 1 Papillon, 1 Great Pyrenees

CHICKENS: 1 BO, 2 EE, 2 WLH, blue and splash JG, plus various aged JG, BO, JG/BO and JG/EE chicks.   

DUCKS: Muscovy ducks: Adults, juveniles and ducklings.  Pekin ducks

 

Some threads started with basic info.

Picking a duck breed, where to buy, what genders to get

Raising and caring for ducklings

 

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DOGS: 4 Shih Tzu, 1 Papillon, 1 Great Pyrenees

CHICKENS: 1 BO, 2 EE, 2 WLH, blue and splash JG, plus various aged JG, BO, JG/BO and JG/EE chicks.   

DUCKS: Muscovy ducks: Adults, juveniles and ducklings.  Pekin ducks

 

Some threads started with basic info.

Picking a duck breed, where to buy, what genders to get

Raising and caring for ducklings

 

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Originally Posted by Ardizzone7 View Post

We have 6 ducks of various domestic breeds. Through the summer they would not go in the coop at night. They preferred to stay in the pond. Now that the pond is frozen they are happy to go in at night. Since they have started doing that though they have a weird morning ritual. They take a few steps out of the coop then sit down. Then take another couple of steps and do it again. All the way until they get to the hole we have kept in the ice so they can drink and splash around a little. Why do they do that? I think maybe they like the feel on their bellies but my dh doesn't think so. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Does sound like they are warming their feet mine do that also my geese. 


Edited by Miss Lydia - 1/4/13 at 4:42pm
Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 16 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..
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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 16 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..
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Yes there is snow. Thank you!

5 kids, 1 DH, 5 self blue turkeys, 3 sweetgrass turkeys, 3 tiger bronze turkeys, 30 chickens, 8 ducks, 1 golden retreiver and 3 cats. I love my life!!!

SELF BLUE HATCHING EGGS FOR SALE

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5 kids, 1 DH, 5 self blue turkeys, 3 sweetgrass turkeys, 3 tiger bronze turkeys, 30 chickens, 8 ducks, 1 golden retreiver and 3 cats. I love my life!!!

SELF BLUE HATCHING EGGS FOR SALE

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