Do Muscovy ducks eat mosquitoes?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducksinarow, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a terrible problem with mosquitoes. My campbell ducks don't eat them. I was wondering if Muscovies really eat many mosquitoes. There is some mosquito catching machine but it is around $400. If Muscovies really eat many of them I would love to add them to my little flock. Thanks
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they do eat them when they see them. They also eat the larvae from standing water.
     
  4. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i live in florida with plenty of mosquitos and when i take my 2 scovy ducklings that are only a week and a half old outside they chase them down and eat them right out of mid air! they even snag them off of me if one lands on me [​IMG] and yes they also eat all other sorts of insects [​IMG]
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh yeah and butterflies [​IMG] that one wasn't so pleasant lol
     
  6. Gone-Ducky

    Gone-Ducky Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yes and they eat every other bug that is around flys, roaches, slugs, worms, they even eat weeds. Hardy wonderful ducks!
     
  7. Roberts2100

    Roberts2100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do pekin duck eat mosquitoes?
     

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