1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Muscovy's

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LehighCounty4-H, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. LehighCounty4-H

    LehighCounty4-H Chillin' With My Peeps

    256
    8
    78
    Mar 19, 2015
    Macungie, Pa
    So i am getting some hatching eggs and i want to know everything there is to owning and caring for Muscovy's. im getting chocolate muscovy's
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,385
    363
    218
    Apr 22, 2015

    Your best bet is to look at sites on Muscovies. If you have specific questions we will do our best to answer.
     
  3. LehighCounty4-H

    LehighCounty4-H Chillin' With My Peeps

    256
    8
    78
    Mar 19, 2015
    Macungie, Pa
    do they like to roam? i would be putting them in my chicken run until my duck pen is complete and my chickens free range every day
    if i get a pair how many eggs should i have yearly?
    and how long do they live?
     
  4. macgro7

    macgro7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My ones free range with chickens and they don't bother each other.
    Muscovies only lay a clutch of 10-20 eggs and normally go broody and they are fantastic broodies and mothers. They may lay 2 or 3 clutches of eggs and that's it. You can give them goose or other ducks eggs to incubate.
     
  5. LehighCounty4-H

    LehighCounty4-H Chillin' With My Peeps

    256
    8
    78
    Mar 19, 2015
    Macungie, Pa
    when the females lay do they lay all at once or different days?
     
  6. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,385
    363
    218
    Apr 22, 2015
    The hens would not necessary lay eggs on the same day or even the same week.
     
  7. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,385
    363
    218
    Apr 22, 2015
    Life span is 10+ years; possibly even 20 years.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by