cooingdove

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heyo,
im Calendula, im new to this thread, my friend got ducks back in the spring and a few months later was tired of them pooping all over the front of her house. so she gave them to me, now i have 4 awesome Muscovy ducks! yay! i was wondering, do muscovy ducks pair up and mate 4 life or do they have a one drake flock like chickens do? bc my friend ate most of the males. so now we have 3 females to 1 male.
 

igorsMistress

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Hi all, it’s been a while. I hope you’re all healthy and safe. Here’s some updated duckling pics. They’re as big as the leers almost!
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Aww I bet they are so tiny. Are they good mamas?

Generally yes! And the father helps with baby care too. And then the older siblings also help with a new litter once it arrives.

No babies yet, so I'm thinking tomorrow. She's keeping me waiting, haha.
 

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I love that ducks don't get that ugly teenage stage that chicks get. Beautiful babies. How are you?
I do too!! They go from roly poly little fat balls to ducks in a blink it seems. Thank you, I’m sure they’ll change again when they molt in a couple months. I’m just happy they’re from my own flock. I was surprised since Runners “don’t go broody” I’m good thanks, back to seeing life in stunning color and clarity lol. How’s things Down Under?
 

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