muscovy drakes and predators

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by animals1981, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are these ducks territorial or something?

    I noticed when a cat comes close to his house he will let out this crazy hiss gurggling noise it sounds like a PYTHON

    Then he fluffs up his head and the cats seem to understand this language and avoid bothering him

    Is this normal predator reaction?

    These are not push over cats my cat has killed a full grown weasel 3 times in his life the weasel was ruining my life i could not keep them out of my sheds and they would kill more birds then they needed! the cat ended up learning how to hunt them and now we dont have any.
     
  2. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those big old Muscovy Drakes can be pretty scary!!
     
  3. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would rather tackle a bob cat than try messing with a muscovy duck. Last Saturday I helped a friend catch and cage four, for shipping. We both look live we were in in knive fight.
     
  4. Spires6

    Spires6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone gave me a male Muscovy male once and he would follow us around and bite our legs. He was so mean that I "regifted" him to someone else after a few weeks.
     
  5. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You really have to be careful about their feet. They don't have nails , they have CLAWS!![​IMG]
     
  6. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Been there , done that!! [​IMG]
     
  7. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they get along with chickens? Maybe I should get a few for guard ducks!
     
  8. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine usually got along with my chickens, However I raised a lot of babies and the younger drakes would go after my hens sometimes in an amourous way. I had one Rooster that my old drake didn't like .and they would tie up every once in a while. You will just have to observe and see how they get along- Each one is individual like people and act according to their personality. When I got rid of all the younger extra males I didn't have much of a problem.
     

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