Need Muscovy Help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by muscovymomma, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. muscovymomma

    muscovymomma Just Hatched

    Jun 1, 2016
    Hi- I have 10 2 week old babies. They are all adorable and most everyone now has a prickly tummy, a few tail feathers, and bald shoulders. I ordered a straight run (just using them for company so I didn't care too much male or female). However, I have 2 that are significantly smaller than the other 8. This is my first time raising ducks, but everything I have read says that you really can not tell drakes from ducks till about 4-6 weeks. I am worried though that these are my only 2 ducks. I dont want the males to kill them trying to mate them all the time.

    Any advice or tips?
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    @Miss Lydia
    @Scovy Momma

    are two who have or have had Muscovies, and there is a Muscovy thread where you might be able to find some experienced folks. I don't have Muscovies, myself.

    I appreciate that you are getting help for a potential problem now, rather than later.

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