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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DenverDucky, Feb 6, 2013.
It's like their wings act as a propeller when they fly-run, cuz they move themselves forward faster.
Our Pekin started laying in July. She has missed maybe 4 days since. We sell the eggs for $3 for 6. I have people lined up and waiting though. Pretty sure you could get more. We are in Ontario, Canada. When I finish the barn we will get a couple more females. I have a pair (1 male and 1 female) right now. They are so comical to watch. I love them.
Mine could float down to the ground when they were younger, when we picked them up. Not now though. I would be afraid they would hurt themselves. They are pretty heavy. Winter has been cold here so they get a small dish of warmed porridge and peas every night. God forbid I miss a night!! The neighbours know when it's porridge time. LOL They are very appreciative.
Yeah mine coast pretty good but the one full on flys. And now the muscovy is getting out and flying so hes following. Wth??? This has been an interesting day.
Yup they sure do propel themselves across the yard well with their wings! My girl does this more so than the drake. My boy is getting huge. Neither of them have been making any flying attempts lately: I think they have realized they are ground birds. After "mating," which my boy has a terrible idea of how is done and just stands next to the girl biting her neck, they run around the yard excitedly and one of them may do a short "victory hop" and flap quickly, and then that's about it. Other than that, they are ground-bound Jumbo Pekins!
Aww, they sound so happy!
Younger.... sometimes I have run out of veggies.... i feel so bad. They always look for a handout. I heat up peas with hot faucet water in a strainer. Not only do they love them... the warmed up peas keep them snuggly warm in winter & the cold ones cool them down like popsicles in summer.
Strawberrswyrl.... Your mating description is hilarious.
Mine aren't too thrilled on any veggies but they love apples! I chop them up in little bits and they go banannas over them.
The only thing mine didn't like was raw carrots.... too hard to eat without teeth.
Rkirk, I bet they gobble up those apple bites. They seem to love sweet things.
Mine like finding bugs, eating leaves of safe plants (though I do have to chase them away from poison ivy), lots of veggies & some fruit.
They love peas most.... corn... squash, zucchini, cucumber, etc.
They loved meal worms too.... but the dried ones are so expensive.
I occasionally buy pet store crickets or feeder fish for a treat.