Sunday, August 14, 2011

Muscovy duck advice?


The ducklings are due to hatch this week (unless I calculated incorrectly!) If anyone at there has raised Muscovy ducks and has advice for me, please fire away. There is a LOT of conflicting info on the internet: shallow water to swim in, no water to swim in (I know ducklings can drown); drakes eat ducklings, drakes ignore ducklings; and on and on! 

I would love to find a good book on Muscovies. I have the Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks but would like something specific to Muscovies.

Meanwhile, presuming all goes well, stay tuned for adorable duckling photos.

8 comments:

  1. Can't help you knat but I am looking forward to the photos!

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  2. Really sorry we can't help either :( But, we look forward to seeing the little guys! Good Luck!

    The Chicken Keepers

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  3. The only advice us Cats have...well...it's prolly not very good.

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  4. My advice: Beware of a Muscovy Duck's courtship, if you wish to know the Daddy.

    I'm sure, the kids will be cute no matter whom, or what, Knat.

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  5. only know runners
    my advice keep mum seperate with babes.....and just have a shallow bath until they harden up!
    x

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  6. Advice? Wait a few weeks then tender roasted, stuffed with haggis, with orange sauce and sugarsnap peas. (And before you chide me remember your last chicken dinner).

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  7. I am looking forward to photos too! :)

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  8. THank you CHicken Keepers! Your new chicky babies are adorable.

    Katnip Lounge kitties, there will be NO SAMPLING OF THE DUCKLINGS!!

    CLaude, who knows who the father is?!! :)

    John, I shall follow your advice.

    Andrew!! Don't you have a Mars Bar to deep-fry?!

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