Muscovy Duck...My beloved...
They taste good
>>4432634My neighbor has a muscovy duck that uses the stream on property to swim in and hang out around. They are big, and pretty burds.Can you spot the cute pooch?
>>4432634Ugliest motherfucker I've ever seen. No offence.
I used to own, care for and successfully breed Muscovy Ducks 20 years ago. AMAThey are intelligent and trainable, quite independent though. Females would disappear for several weeks, assumed eaten by foxes, only for her to return with an entire brood of ducklings.Quite different from other ducks, they seem to prefer grazing and scavenging on land to being on the water.
I used to have a couple of these in my farm a few years ago. They prefered to flock with geese rather than with mallard ducks.
How do they compare to your standard mallard breeds? I hear they're quieter and more solitary (prefer small groups over a large duck colony) but have a tendency to fly around
>>4432634muscovy ducks are truly my beloved :')
>>4435943Muscovy ducks tend to be more friendly towards humans, and rather than quacking, they communicate via this sort of huffing sound they make.
Help me /duck/. My friends coworker found out that I want to start raising livestock after moving onto my new property and she is trying to force adult four runner ducks onto me. I helped raise chickens when I was a little kid, but that was a long time ago.I have land with a pond and a barn full of trash that I havent gotten around to cleaning yet. I do not have a coop for them either. I was planning on getting the things I need this april and getting chickens this may. Im not ready, but this lady is trying to make me take them asap. What do?
>>4440106duck shit is too rich in nutrients and can kill the soil, they need a mobile coop which you should move around every few days
>>4440194Ok, thats good to know. Anything else that I need to prepare? Is it even feasible, or should I tell the lady that I absolutely cannot take care of them on short notice? Hell, I dont even have food ready for them. I was preparing for chickens.
Hurricane Ian destroyed my house, my coops, my fences, everything. I had to give my duckies away and now I'm going broke living in some shitty apartment nearby because insurance won't pay out, might have to hire a lawyer, I have no idea but I'm seething with fucking fury.
Muscovy ducks have huge claws on their feet to perch high up in trees where they roost
>>4432634Muscovy ducks are horribly Invasive here, and they destroy the nests of native wood duck sand mallards. Not a fan
Pictured is the similarly looking white winged duck. They were thought to be closely related to the Muscovy duck and were originally placed in the same genus (Cairina). It turns out white winged ducks are more related to redheads. Muscovy ducks are kind of on their own and it's not clearly known where they fit in on the waterfowl evolutionary tree.
I'm trying to convince my parents to let me raise ducks innacity. Wish me luck.
What are the best food to feed a muscovy duck? I've got two of them that I've been feeding the last month. I've been feeding them oats, peas and bread. I try not to feed them bread too much, as it's not very nutritious, I think peas are about the best I could feed them but maybe there's some special duck food. Any advice?
>>4442425While I'm asking for help, does anyone know something cheap and healthy that I could feed sandhill cranes and wood storks? I've been feeding them them a variety of seeds but they don't seem to like it much
>>4442427video related (enough spamming ITT for today)
>>4442430Good advice, I'll pick some up soon
>called muscovy>not actually from Moscow
>>4442420I had a job with a large number of them that would overwinter on our property. I fed them deer corn and they seemed to like it
these ducks are as ugly as turkeys
>>4446009so not ugly at all
>>4432634I have a muscovy. I have no idea where he is right now. He comes and goes.
These guys are all over the fucking place in Miami. They don't even live near a lake where I am they just chill on the sidewalk
>>4452404Yeah I seen one at a gas station here in Palm Beach.
>>4432634These ducks are racist as fuck.Someone dumped a white and a brown domestic muscovy near me and the black ones keep harrassing them.
>>4452404I had one live on my community college campus. We named him Bowser because he had learned to beg for food like a dog.
>>4446009Turkeys are some of the most beautiful birds
>>4433966Did they bond with you/become affectionate?
>>4442422More duck videos
>>4456461does he want some salve?
>>4456478No he wants peas and headpats
>>4452404I feel the muscovy ducks down here are wussies. I see YouTube videos of them up north chasing/confronting even freaking mute swans while down here I see them back off from little american coots or seagulls.
>>4432634It's legal to kill them with impunity where I live and I really regret not eating the one I saw at the park.
>>4432634Uhm, achstually that's a Russian Duck.
>>4442406Some cities have ordnances about keeping hens (They quack, but drakes don't), so do check that out.
>>4441282Oh no where wil the mallards go except every continent on the earth
>>4461486It's not legal to kill you but I'd still hunt you down and butcher your corpse like veal any day of the week. Also lmao these ducks look like 3rd degree burn victims
>>4432634This fucker built a nest in my front yard bushes.
>>4432634Cool archosaur of the dinosaur class
Are ducks > chickens, guineafowls, quails?
>>4440106"I need to prepare a pond and set up a coop, I think I'll be ready to take them by [month], definitely not right now. Thanks though!"Just keep repeating variations of this, assuming you do want the ducks
Wife got ducks.Wife never wants anything, but decided she wanted two ducks. We got three acres of land, so getting a large coop and run isn't an issue for when they get bigger. Keeping them inside and toasty with a heat lamp until their adult feathers come in. Other than feed, water, bedding, calcium supplements for when they are older, and "treats" at this stage, what else you think they need until we get a coop. Gonna get them a kiddie pool for the co-op too. And heaps of bedding inside it when time comes. Mainly curious if they need some kind of supplements, vaccines, or shit like that.Gonna be hard putting them outside, my German Shepard has gone full mommy mode on them. Won't let other dogs near them. Sleeps by them and they run to her when scared or just to snuggle up.Appears to be a mallard and a Pekin duck. Too young to tell the sex of either.
>>4491034Ducks are comparable to a lot of chickens for egg production. Duck eggs are really high in fat, so they blow chicken eggs away for baking purposes when used at a one to one replacement. Not good by themselves though for fried/scrambled eggs stuff.The meat is fantastic and Pekin get huge fast. Most are fairly small though.For just farm birds hanging around, ducks are more people social if you keep the number small 2-4 and will get happy to see you and come running up to just hang and stuff. Live 10-15 years on average. Not as good as chickens for pest control though. Chickens will fuck up snakes and mice and the like, ducks more than likely won't give a shit about them unless they move in on their roost or babies.
>>4504259Oh and ducks shit a lot more than chickens. Like ludicrous amounts more. Their poop makes amazing fertilizer if you are growing veggies, herbs, etc though so if you are growing that kind of thing ducks are superior. If you aren't growing, you are just cleaning more shit for no reason.
>spend months rearing and fattening up these two muscovys for a big feast>they fly away>never get to eat them>they almost certainly got eaten by a fox insteadThose damnable ducks made a fool of me.
Please enjoy observing this beauty. She is a wild muscovy that decided to marry my neighbors male muscovy duck.
>>4442427Stop feeding sandhill cranes you stupid boomer
>>4442427Keep feeding sandhill cranes you clever boomer
Is this the same duck?Cool feet
Jelly? Got to hand feed this dude and pet him.
>>4531261what a cutie
>>4531588The neighbor has had him since he was a duckling, so he's quite friendly. :D