When are muscovy ducklings fully grown

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Going Quackers, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL... there 5wks today... so when is a duck considered an adult and are done growing.
     
  2. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally I think 16 weeks is considered fully grown, at least for runners! I think the same applies to all Mallard-derived breeds, though I'm not sure if Muscovies follow the same rule...
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thank you, muscovy are one of the few who are not part of the mallard family.
     
  4. Caprice_Acres

    Caprice_Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I butcher at 12 weeks, and they're almost adult size then. I would bet by 16 weeks they are darned close to adult size/weight as they'll ever be. I wouldn't say they're mature and filled out until they get their nice carucling/masks.
     
  5. Going Quackers

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    Quote:thanks!
     
  6. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanna see pics please [​IMG]
     
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:They are horrible to take pictures of... it;s like they see the camera and squat down and turn away [​IMG] i tried this morning and totally failed.
     
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