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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by casportpony, Mar 15, 2018.
We have 32 ducklings right now and 4 hens still sitting on eggs. Duckville!
I have 3 white Muscovy ducklings. 1 white adult Drake (Mammoth), 3 white ducks, 5 black ducks. I'm trying to get a black drake still, the one I had died a few days after I got him. I'm going to go to an auction to find quality birds.
If they're like speedy... 26 eggs and counting. Seriously, will she stop soon!?! Im feeling bad for her!
Beautiful! Muscovies everyone.
I just have to talk about these guys. I just have to. I don't know if I got good ones or if they are all like this. It took the three of them about a week to settle in. They free range during the day with my little group of hens on about a 1/2 acre fenced. Securely locked up at night. Just the most polite, friendly, and fun things I have ever seen. Not as ambitious as the workaholic chickens, more interested in playing in the kiddie pool and lounging. On day three I turned around and they were in the house wagging their tails. Just looking around. Like they owned the place. Daryl, wears his heart on his sleeve. That tail gets to wagging he gets to talking and I swear he is happy to see me. Its like a puppy. Not chicken happy to see you, I mean really genuinely happy to see you.
I know nothing about ducks. I only got them because I have this pond that I thought ducks would like. They are so social. They haven't even walked down the hill to the pond yet. They like the five star accommodations at the top of the hill with us, trained staff.
I don't know if it is just Moscovys or all ducks are like this, but great additions to our back yard operations. Talk about a no trouble tenant.
They are almost a year old and as I understand it will start laying soon. Carol already seems to be house hunting for the perfect place. I can't wait.
@TominWa You described them to a T. They really are very friendly, I love the tail wag.
That tail wag is how i figured out why i get bit sometimes whwn i come home. He comes to me, huffing and puffing wagging his tail, and if i don't pick him up for some hugs and kisses. I get the you rejected me bite! If I bend down to pet him on his back lightly before i try to step over or around him, no bite... try doing that while holding speedy... love my like a stuff teddy bear fancy, but seriously I'm kinda thinking long sleeves are going to forever be on my future.
The Dish tech came in the other day, and Opie my Muscovy drake was inside with us, I wish you could have seen the guys face. I said real quick He won't bite. [actually he may have he loves to grab hold of pants legs] lol