who says muscoveys cant fly

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nfrost, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. nfrost

    nfrost Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2011
    Just went out to call all the birds over for treats since its warm here in Minnesota for December 50 degrees, the chickens peacocks all the birds ran over but no the muscpvey male had to be first he flew over the tree tops and barn to get to me first.. I thought people said once the males get big and fat which he is, they can't fly?
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:M y muscovy drakes can only get take off if up on the hill behind our home. So they get one wing clipped so I don't have to worry about something having them for a meal when they leave our property.
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    My male used to fly all the time. He easily cleared a 6 foot fence [​IMG]
  4. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    Females usually fly better then males because they are smaller, but males occasionally can fly too. Mine never did though.
  5. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    If there was food or mating in the deal my big Muscovy drakes could fly pretty good. and with those broad wings could even soar (guide without flapping).
  6. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    I have a female muscovy on the small side who cant even fly over a 3 ft fence. On the other hand I knew someone with an gigantic muscovy drake would fly up on their roof every day [​IMG]
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Who said that? I didn't. [​IMG]

    ALL of my muscovies can or could fly at least one point and time. The girls are the best flyers. Once the males get too big, they can't get too high off of the ground. Mine fly every day. [​IMG]
  8. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    mine could fly just like an eagle. he looked like one too! [​IMG]
  9. Baylor

    Baylor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2011
    My friend has a female sitting a nest 20 ft up in an oak tree right now - Stupid Duck! She is terrified the babies will fall out of the tree when they hatch so she has to constantly check the nest. She has no idea how long it has been except it is now at least 3 1/2 weeks since she has seen her up in the tree. There are 25 eggs up there!
  10. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2010
    Central, FL
    hope hers bounce too! LOL

    Oh and my muscovey drake, which is a BIG boy flies very well and so do all of my youngsters/females!Im making then an inclosed pen next summer so they stop pooping on the pool deck and i wont have to worry about clipping wings!
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011

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