muscovies

  1. I

    New member, not so new homesteader!

    Hi! Brand new member to BYC but have been following for research & advice for a few years :) My family has a small homestead in a small country town in New England. Besides expanding and moving around our gardens, compost etc, we are going into our third year of keeping ducks, and this year...
  2. Dfarago

    Building an aviary

    My husband and I want to build an aviary for our Muscovies. The plan is a 50ft x 50ft around 7ft tall. But we’re still in the learning stages on building stuff. Any advice on materials, tutorial videos and/or best mesh to enclose it? We want this thing to be huge. Also any advice or pointers...
  3. Claires Poultry

    Muscovy Genetics

    Hi guys :frow Does anyone know of some good resources to learn about Muscovy genetics? I already know of the Ugly Duck Farm, the Muscovy calculator, and Muscovy Duck Central. Thanks in advance, - Elly
  4. Dfarago

    Retire to the freezer?

    So to preface the situation My husband and I are raising and breeding Muscovies. We’re still new to this whole thing as we’ve only been doing it for a year. Currently we can’t sell our ducks because of the poultry ban (California, just outside quarantine zone) but we’re just going to eat them...
  5. Dfarago

    Muscovy duck intergration

    I have a pen with three Muscovies, one drake and two ducks. I have a duck in the pen next to them with my three chickens and rooster. The duck seems to get along with them. I was considering putting the solo duck in with the three in the neighbor pen but want to make sure I do it right. They’ve...
  6. Dfarago

    Muscovy duck recipes

    I now have nine Muscovies in my freezer. Anyone have any good recipes for Muscovy meat specifically that doesn’t cost a lot?
  7. Dfarago

    Plucking Muscovies

    I just processed about nine of my Muscovies and let me tell you, those feathers were a pain in the butt. We did three different methods. They were dunked in boiling water before being plucked. We used latex gloves, garden gloves that were textured and paraffin wax. After all that there were...
  8. Claires Poultry

    Muscovy Hatch-A-Long

    Hi everyone! :frow Welcome to the Muscovy Hatch-A-Long! Who else has Muscovy eggs hatching or set to hatch? I currently have 2 Muscovy hens sitting on eggs. They both have 23 eggs each. The first batch is going to hatch sometime around August 21st-25th. The second batch is going to hatch...
  9. Dfarago

    Eggs became liquid. Why?

    my Muscovy had a clutch of... 19ish eggs. I candled them every two weeks removing duds and such. However every so often there would be one that became liquid. Eventually all of them had to be removed for this reason. Is this just a thing that sometimes happened during the summer? I live in the...
  10. Dfarago

    Are my ducks lesbians?

    my two female Muscovies nested together and are now taking care of a clutch of eggs together. They had two nests next to each other (even though other boxes were available) and would switch eggs. When I would check the eggs I noticed it wasn’t the same number, they would swap nesting spots and...
  11. D

    Ducks-n-Diapers

    A question I never thought I’d be asking and yet ... Our young female Muscovy who is quite used to wearing a ‘diapie’ when in the house is laying her second batch of eggs. My question is this; after she’s laid her daily egg is it safe to her to put her diaper on her? I just wonder as she’s...
  12. Dfarago

    Candled eggs seem off

    I have my Muscovy females incubating their eggs. I had one go missing (Most likely an owl, hoping she just flew off. She got bullied the most) and gave her eggs to another brooding female. It’s been a week so I candled the eggs to check the progress and something seems amiss. Sorry I don’t have...
  13. kschaff1

    Too many drakes or not enough ducks?

    I got my baby muscovies about a month and a half ago and they’ve gotten so big and beautiful but for so long I could not figure out if they were male or female. Everything said I should be able to tell by size and voice but they looked similarly sized and they don’t really talk a lot so I just...
  14. house.of.ducks

    Fox keeps taking ducks!!

    So far i have had two ducks taken by a fox in my neighborhood. The first was one of my two young muscovies back in November or December, and just yesterday one of my welshies (one of the 2 first ducks i ever got) was taken and she would have been 2 years old on September 5th. I think of my ducks...
  15. Jimshad Rahman

    Help me on incubator humidity!!

    Hello everyone, I need a help regarding incubator humidity level. I'm hatching Muscovy duck eggs, I really don't know about the ideal level of humidity needed. Please tell me what level should I keep in different stages? Also note that my current weather condition is too hot and humid (more...
  16. superduckrescue

    young ducks in need of homes near austin.

    We have two rescued muscovy ducks one is around 2 mo old named sunflower {male} and was abandoned with his sister at a neighborhood he is really tame and loves to be petted and would make a good show duck. The other one was rescued too named pine {male} he was found sick and had a broken wing...
  17. superduckrescue

    young ducks in need of homes near austin.

    We have two rescued muscovy ducks one is around 2 mo old named sunflower {male} and was abandoned with his sister at a neighborhood he is really tame and loves to be petted and would make a good show duck. The other one was rescued too named pine {male} he was found sick and had a broken wing...
  18. Jimshad Rahman

    When Ducklings separate from Mom?

    When the Muscovy Ducklings separate from thier Mom?? And when the mom mate again and lay eggs?
  19. Emerald Rife

    Can a khaki Campbell Drake breed with a Muscovy hen?

    My two female muscovies have just started laying eggs! I was excited to have some fir baking that were non fertile. I have a larger flock of khakis and pekins hens and only one khaki Drake. I was fairly certain that he could not mate with my muscovies because I have yet to witness it. However...
  20. A

    ISO Female Muscovy and Cayuga Ducks

    I am looking for female muscovy ducks, cayuga ducks, and fertile eggs to hatch. I would love to find someone local but open to other options! Any help would be greatly appreciated! I am located in Indianapolis, IN.
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