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How do Muscovies fare with hot summers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by muscovymaness, May 11, 2016.

  1. muscovymaness

    muscovymaness New Egg

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    As in really hot! We are in Dubai, UAE and temps will soon be hitting between 45 and 50 degrees celcius on a regular basis. We acquired our flock accidentally back in October (they literally fell off the back of a lorry! Probably on the way to slaughter I imagine - we are situated in a little oasis farming area on the edge of the desert/city) so this we be our first summer with them. They are happily living (and breeding) at the stables where I keep my horse and I am the self appointed duck lady. They are completely free ranging with no access to a coop or indoors. They have chosen a shady spot next to the feed room as their main base and they are fed and watered in this area and their pool is there too. They seem like a fairly hardy breed, will the summer be a problem for them do you think?
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they have access to shade and good drinking water they do very well, since they are from South America/Central America they are natural to tropical climates. They should be fine.
     
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  3. muscovymaness

    muscovymaness New Egg

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    Ah of course! Completely forgot they are from a warmer climate... and I've read it so many times as I've searched the Internet! Thanks for that.
     
  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome :)
     
  5. JessLonn

    JessLonn Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't mean to crash this thread but can anyone tell me how long does Moscovy buck egg take to hatch?
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Muscovy eggs take 35 days of incubation to hatch.
     

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