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Muscovy prices?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Lalo Rolon, May 26, 2018.

  1. Lalo Rolon

    Lalo Rolon Chirping

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    I’m looking to buy Muscovy ducks. What should I expect to pay for ducklings or laying ducks? I live in Indiana.
     
  2. Jpat

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    I think people who value their animals and want them to have a good home charge a little more,

    But if your buying someones animals your going to check their place out and decide if there good people or not anyway

    I paid 10 each for my moulard ducks and they had their toe nails and the hook on their bills laser removed already

    I paid 12$ for my pekins, ive seen adds as low as 5$ for muscovie ducklings and as high as 150$ for a breeding pair
     
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  3. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Free Ranging

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    If you don't already have a source, I know a byc member that has new muscovy ducklings. She is in Indiana. I got mine from her. Very nice ducks.
    The price is reasonable - you can pm if you want more info.
     
  4. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Free Ranging

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    Maybe that is why your muscovy mixes are more skiddish? Poor things having their beak tips removed. How did they remove their nails? Ouch.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    It really sounds cruel having that done to them. I wonder why anyone would do that?
     
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  6. Jpat

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    They came from a hatchery in Quebec city, They laser off the cuticle so it cant grow. Its so they cant hurt each other ide assume

    It was done to them when i got them

    When you pick them up they try realy hard to bite and claw
     
  7. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Free Ranging

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    Well, mine can claw because they have the nails to do so and it is a defense mechanism. But I've never had them try to bite me. They nibble like any duck does.
    I would trim their nails before I would cauterize their cuticle.
    What I am saying, is that due to their treatment prior to you getting them, they see humans as harmful, so they would be much more fearful.
    Mine are not cuddlers like pekins can be. But, I have dogs that I cuddle with - didnt need to cuddle with ducks. ;)
    As they grow they seem to get better and more tame with age. My scovies wag their tails when they see me. They let me pet their neck and such, but don't really want to be held which is typical of muscovies.

    Sorry to take over the OPs thread like this though. :oops:
     
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  8. Jpat

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    Your definitly right!
     

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  9. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Free Ranging

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    The beak doesn't look too bad, but those toes. Poor things.
    I knew some trimmed chicken beaks, but not ducks. I never knew they trimmed muscovy claws like that either.
    So, I imagine yours don't or can't roost?
     
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