Why don't I see any Muscovy ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ekofke201, May 31, 2012.

  1. ekofke201

    ekofke201 Songster

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    Hi, there! I can not possibly bring one more winged creature into this house this year... But I was thinking about adding a couple of Muscovy to the clan next year. (SImply because they look amazing. Wish I had a better reason... [​IMG]) Why can't I seem to be able to order them from the usual hatcheries?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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    Muscovies don't do as well for shipping. That's why most hatcheries don't carry them
     
  3. ekofke201

    ekofke201 Songster

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    Ah, I figured it must be something like that. Thanks for letting me know... Wonder how far I'll have to go to find a hatchery?
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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    How many are you wanting? Almost all hatcheries that do sell them have a minimum of 15.
     
  5. ekofke201

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    That would be entirely too many... for my husband's sanity. Though I do have a friend that I am trying to talk into some ducks. She has a nice pond, too. Huh, great food for thought! Thanks!!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    If you would post where your located some of us who are hatching Muscovies maybe able to help you out.
     
  7. HEChicken

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    I just got my muscovies two weeks ago, and I was able to pick from numerous people selling them in my area via Craigslist, to find a seller close to me. Even then, it turns out her husband works a mile from where I live so she sent them to work with him and I picked them up from him. Just go to your local CL, type "muscovy" or "muscovies" into the search field and see what pops up - you might be surprised.
     

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