Would muscovy ducks.....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SamG347, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
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    Eat Japenese beatles in the garden? I know I cant trust the chickens...for obvious reasons. Also if I get a pair of scovys can they range around the yard? Or should I keep them penned in with the chickens? We have a dog that roams are neighborhood...she killed some young pheasants of mine before...but not sure if she could take a duck. What else make MUSCOVYS a great duck??
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  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    don't get me started on muscovies [​IMG] They are mosiquito eating machines. Yes, they eat most insects and small snakes. They do not quack but make a kind of whispery sound like waa waa if you whisper it. My females make a squeaky noise. Mine used to be penned up at night but then they chose to stay out of doors at night. I read where the females can fly but the males are too heavy to fly. The females supposedly fly around your property. Mine have never done that at all. They are extremely gentle birds. They follow me like puppies when they want to eat. They also eat slugs off your hosta plants. They are extremely prolific.
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    They are also decent layers, they are very lean. You can compare there breast meat to veal, awesome meatbirds. they love to eat your left over food.they get pretty big drakes of 12-14pounds are not unheard of. Mine also rarely go for cover, only when the sun beats down or the puppy bothers them too much. A pond or a swim area is not neccasry with them. they are not migratory... for me they are the most awesome bird there is,
    but you have to supervise them, they will eat your plants, espec. pepper plants and zuchinni and pumpkin leafs, tomato plants are safe.
     
  4. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Ponder
    I don't have muscovies but my ducks ate all the leaves off my beans and sweet potatoes this year. (Their too cute to punish) The chickens on the other hand just eat anything they can scratch up. How big is this roaming dog? Dogs are trouble.
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I want some 'scovies so bad. LOL I should have never stumbled into this thread. LOL

    -Kim
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:[​IMG] I was the same way - till about two weeks ago! [​IMG] I ordered mine after getting eggs on a swap - I couldn't wait any longer, so ordered little day olds from a hatchery.

    The little yellow fluff's are all in a duck-pile as we speak - fast asleep! SO SO CUTE!!!!
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I was the same way - till about two weeks ago! [​IMG] I ordered mine after getting eggs on a swap - I couldn't wait any longer, so ordered little day olds from a hatchery.

    The little yellow fluff's are all in a duck-pile as we speak - fast asleep! SO SO CUTE!!!!

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    -Kim
     
  8. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    Okla-Homa
    How do you house them? I would love to get some muscovies once we get the chickens settled.


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  9. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man can't wait til mine hatch ok I have like 32 days left ha ha:lol:
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:I have mine in a brooder right now - but I have a small shed next to the chicken coop thats been cleaned out - I have to fix the outside - I'm going to put up some siding..... then they'll be all set! [​IMG]
     

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