Chickens and "turkey ducks"

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mhegge, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. mhegge

    mhegge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted in another thread too, but am unsure on placement so I'll post here too. A friend asked me if I would be interested in some "turkey ducks", an apparent cross. Now, she isn't very animal knowledgeable as her hubby does all the animal stuff, so is she talking about muscovy ducks?? If so, can I have them and house them with my chickens? I have 5 hens and a rooster and they are only cooped at night, otherwise they free range. We have 3 acres and a nice pond with fish and frogs amd I'm not worried about space, but rather, would the 2 birds be ok together and does anyone know what a "turkey duck" is??
    Thanks!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    @mhegge

    Generally, turkey duck is a name for Muscovies.

    @Going Quackers
    @Scovy Momma
    @Miss Lydia

    have or have had Muscovies, and there are a couple of Muscovy threads you can post in to find folks who know about the breed.
     
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  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine default house with chickens, meaning they go where the chickens are and visa versa lol. Muscovy roost so i have seen a Muscovy and a chicken side by side before.

    While i have had no issues with my drakes ever attempting a er.. snuggle? with a chicken you do have to watch male ducks with female chickens, they are not mating compatible.

    Do you know the sexes of the muscovy and the ages?
     

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