Found a Muscovey!! Now what??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TarHeelBlue, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    Yukon, Oklahoma
    My husband went to work one morning and there sat a muscovey duck on the front of our business (almost downtown OKC) He caught the little guy and brought him home. We kept him in the garage for about 2 weeks in a big dog crate so that I could make sure he was healthy, gave him vitamins, etc. Now we have let him go on our pond and he has taken up with our resident Canadian goose who hangs with my 3 toulouse and 2 pilgrams. They won't go in the shelter at night, but seem to be happy and healthy. Any suggestions - will he be OK outside during the winter?? We don't know where he came from, but he is getting friendlier every day. At first he wouldn't come near me, now he will almost eat out of my hand.
    Second - I bought some hatching eggs (didn't want him to be lonely), but have never done duck eggs, much less Muscovey duck eggs which I understand are a little different in the incubating process. Any help would be appreciated - temp, humidity, lockdown time???? This is all new and the info I am finding on the web varies quite a bit - one says 80% humidity and the next says the same as chicken eggs.
    Thanks to any and all who chime in and help.
  2. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

    Jun 7, 2011
    As warm as its been here he should be fine!
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    How old do you think he is? is he completely feathered out? You'll make a friend for life with him, my muscovy drakes are like puppies, they wag their tails and love treats and just being close to their human. Congrats on giving him a great home. [​IMG]
  4. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    Yukon, Oklahoma
    Thanks!!! I have no idea how old he is or if it is a she??? Fully feathered and can now fly quite well (was having trouble when we found him) He is so sweet, and yes wags his cute little behind when I feed them. Already fell in love with this guy!!
  5. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    I found one walking down an old logging trail in the middle of the Ounchaita (sp) forest. She followed me home and we found her a Mr. Quakers and they had little Quackers. They are a very cool bird.
  6. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2009
    I love mine, but they are mean to my other ducks. Very pushy and bossy. And the other ducks were there first. So I hope any new ducklings that you put in with yours fares better than mine.

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