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daddymatty82
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muscovy

Post: # 207438Post daddymatty82 »

what do people think of them as im selling 3 of my 4 magpie ducks next week and im thinking of getting a muscovy to keep it company if there is any at market of course if its cheap enough. i always understood they were nasty little bu**ers and very vicious is this true? would they fend off a dog like my chicks do already? just want something more fun in the garden its an idea atm not a garentee so dont think im just going out to get it im just doing research. cheers matty

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Re: muscovy

Post: # 207448Post thesunflowergal »

Hi Matty

Sorry can't help, but which market do you go to? The one at countrywide on the way to Cirencester?

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Re: muscovy

Post: # 207510Post daddymatty82 »

yeah go to poultry market once a month to buy or not to buy just to look at the prices. do you go there?

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Post: # 207530Post thesunflowergal »

I haven't been for a while as last time I went it was too expensive for me. I bought another two hens yesterday, and thats pretty much it for me. As I only have a 6x6ft run.
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Post: # 207543Post samhall_ogden »

Hiya i keep Muscovys and currently have 18 I love them they are so comical they wag their tails and make a giggling sound the girls can fly so need their wings clipping if you have neigbours who don't apprieciated little visits the boys can be aggressive as they get sexually mature I have been attacked by my biggest boy only the once I am afraid that I had to be super tough with him and he got a good boot every time he flew for me but now he's realised I am boss he just hisses at me and occasionaly tries to peck my legs. :icon_smile: Wouldn't get any other duck now. Hope this helps Sam

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Post: # 208628Post becky3086 »

I have just one muscovy hen and she is my favorite. I have never had her be aggressive but she does like to give me a hard time now and then when I herd the others back into the pen, she is good at getting away.

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Re: muscovy

Post: # 211891Post maisey »

Hello Matty,

I keep Muscovies and have 1 drake and 3 hens. I would never be without them as I find that they are the funniest and most gentle birds. I did have one hen that was the devils spawn but in her defence she was rescued and was very insecure. She did improve a little though and I successfully bred from her earlier this year.

The 4 that I have at the moment are very quiet but keep us all entertained (jumping into the sprinkler to drink from it) :iconbiggrin: They will follow me everywhere in the garden hoping that I will give them some juicy worms.

They do rule the cats, but that is only when the cats try to nick their food, but they are not vicious in any way, they just walk towards them in a 'BOG OFF'! sort of way :iconbiggrin:

I do certainly recommend them :iconbiggrin:

Maisey

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Re: muscovy

Post: # 211893Post oldjerry »

Hi' I used to keep ducks,100 or so kahki as a laying flock. I've kept other breeds,and I have to say as layers Muscovies are as good as useless.On the plus side they do eat well. They are also the only creatures on earth more ugly than Mrs. OJ's mother.

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