Where would you get your Muscovies?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cozycritters, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to get some muscovies and have been looking all over the place for some. I want to get day-olds, as I have a rotten duck hatch rate (0%) even though I've had 100% with geese, don't know why...

    Anyway, where would you get muscovies? I don't want to get 20, I'd like somewhere between 6-15...

    TIA!
     
  2. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sell day old Muscovy ducklings.
    See my websites sales page for details.
     
  3. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    I emailed you in the past for muscovy ducklings but got no response. I was fortunate to find 16 muscovy ducklings for a buck each at a local swap in June!

    Cozy,

    You might check around to see if there are some swaps locally where you can pick some ducklings up. Muscovies are very common and they breed profusely!
     
  4. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry Birch Run...must be I didn't get your email.
    I always reply to anybody who emails me.
    Sounds like you got a better deal locally anyway. [​IMG]
     
  5. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Quote:Ive heard that Muscovies are the only ducks not derived from Mallards. I love the big wild male I have around here. Im currently looking for a few new females to add to my flock. Will a Muscovy breed with my male mallard or mallard cross? I dont mean to offend any one here btw. Its just that Ihave heard that muscovies dont get in the water much and thats were my males do all the mating.
     
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  6. Madfarmer

    Madfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Indeed, Muscovies do get in the water. But ducks don't HAVE to mate in water. Muscovies crossed with other ducks produce a "mule"--a sterile hybrid. In the Orient, white Muscovies are often crossed with white Pekins to produce meat ducks.

    Madfarmer
     
  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Quote:Seriously? Thats not cool. Darn...
     
  8. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I got mine from a fellow BYC'er ahbee01. She was even nice enough to bring them. I got them wen they were a week old. I should have some next year. A good place to get them is countryhatchery or the Hoffman(sp?) hatchery in Pa.You can fine the web adress in the list over in the raising baby chicks section. THose are the only two hatcheries that sell them.
     
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  9. Kats

    Kats Out Of The Brooder

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  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    We got ours' from www.jmhatchery.com

    All were healthy. We did use them as meat ducks but plan
    to order more when we have a pond someday.
     

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