Who can tell me about Magpie ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NancyDz, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I'm thinking of getting a couple ducklings.

    I have a few questions as I know nothing of magpie's or ducks in general really

    1. Are they loud ducks?
    2. Do they fly or do you clip their wings to get them to stay in your yard?
    3. How long are they brooded? When can they go out?
    4. How old when they start laying?
    5. If I get two , should I get male and female , two females? What's the best for only 2?
    6. Please post some pics of magpie ducklings and adults .

  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    The only thing I know about them is they are darn cute [​IMG]

    Have you checked feathersite.com?
  3. shavalgen

    shavalgen Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 7, 2009
    They can be very loud but it's the females that quack not the drakes so if you just want some to look at get a few boys.
    They can fly but most will only fly a few feet.
    Most ducks are strong enough to go off heat after 2 to 3 weeks (and it does get cold and windy here ).

    Most of my ducks start laying around 4.5 to 6mths depending on breed and the season.

    Pics can be found at the following.


    The genetics behind the colour is Dominant bibbed with the addition of the runner (pied) gene.
  4. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know anything about them myself, but I am guessing they are loud... hence the name "Magpie" lol [​IMG]

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