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The difference between muscovies and other ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, my friend just slaughtered some rouen ducks. And to tell you truth, they were really gross!!! So I now might be selling my two female rouen ducklings I got to breed for meat. So I dont need to feed so many. Well, my friend is willing to give me her muscovy pair, but I need to get rid of two of the food eating monsters first. I was wondering if anyone had any advice about muscovys? Thanks!

    (will post pics of the pair soon)
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    They are very smart and great foragers. When mine free range, they barely eat any pellets. My new girls put themselves in their coop the second night I had them. I haven't eaten any before so I can't comment on that. They are wonderful broodies and excellent mothers. I think the best thing about them is that they are SO quiet. They barely make any noise at all. Which is good for me because my chicken and duck flocks are stealth! If you breed a muscovy male to a mallard derived female, the offspring will be great for meat and the males and females will be at market weight at the same time. Pure muscovy hens take a while longer and will never be as big.
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! Well, my mom just said I cant get them [​IMG] I want them really bad!
     

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