how docile are muscovys

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by roocrazy, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    cuz i want one or make that a pair or maybe just a flock!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  2. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    Muscovys are they best ducks in the world!! Hands down! They are calmer and nicer than most domestic ducks. I had one female that I hatched myself that would fly to the porch every time she saw our car pull up. SHe was so sweet. Muscovys are the best ducks every. Get them!!! You better get them! [​IMG]
  3. MDC

    MDC Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Muscovy CAN be extremely sociable and very good companions, however, they can also be the worst duck around because of their large size, their talon-like claws, and very hard, bony 'knuckles' on the wings. If they're prone to flogging, this would be like getting hit with a big stick. Drakes raised with too much human contact can cause a lot of problems once they reach sexual maturity because they are quite prone to attacks in their quest to be the 'top dog' (this is the situation I was referring to with the 'prone to flogging', as a general rule, in my experience, Muscovy are not mean nor aggressive unless raised as pets). There is a happy medium, you just have to be aware of the potential for problems and act accordingly. Knowing how to handle them is crucial or they can be difficult to deal with which can have a lasting impression on people and turn them off of Muscovy forever.

    I have a clutch of 13 ducklings now that meet me at the gate every time I come home and chatter at me and I do not pick them up and pet them or cart them around as a general rule. That's just their natural social attitude coming through.
  4. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    I can only speak for me and my 2 but my 2 females are the sweetest and quietest ducks I have. I raised one of them from a baby and got the other when she was about 6 mos. old. They are both very sweet. I love my scovies!
  5. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Songster

    Jul 23, 2009
    North Dakota
    I can also say that my muscovys are the calmest and quietest ducks I have. They are as calm as my call ducks and are fun to watch. They like to sit on top of their pen and will fly up to the house and sit on our deck. I have not had any trouble with my males being too aggressive.

  6. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Songster

    Nov 11, 2009
    Alberta, Canada
    The ones I had weren't handled when they were young so they weren't friendly at all. But I guess it all depends on how they were raised.
  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    My Scovies were hand raised and not only eat out of my hand and greet me everytime they see me but also like to jump into my lap.

    On the other hand i have one scovie girl who I also hand raised and she doesnt want anything to do with me. I can get within a foot of her and then she flies off.

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