These are known as the "quackless" duck because they do not quack. Many people love Muscovies because their meat is similar to ham or sirloin steak, yet much leaner (98% fat free).
Excellent flyers, but you can clip the third section of one wing before they are one week old and they cannot fly. If you wish, we can do this for you at Country Hatchery for a charge of $1.00 per duckling. Adding to their beauty, Muscovies have a "crest" of feathers on the top of their heads that they can raise at will.
Muscovies will choose to "roost" in high places if you do not dewing them. We dewing our breeder ducklings before they are one week old as we do not want them to fly over our breeder fences. Being dewinged, they also tame down much more. Muscovy ducks sometimes hatch and brood up to 3 bunches of ducklings a season. They are excellent mother ducks and will hatch almost every egg they set on.
Mature drakes (males) will weigh anywhere from 12 to 15 pounds, while the females (ducks) actually weight from 8 to 10 pounds. Both sexes have what is known as a "caruncle" on their head when they mature.
Muscovy eggs are delicious and are used in many dishes. Their taste is rich and they are considered a delicacy.
Muscovies love to eat flies, maggots, mosquitos, mosquito larva, slugs, bugs of all sorts, black widow spiders, the brown fiddleback spider, and anything else that creeps or crawls. As a matter of fact, they will search in, under, around and through places to find these tasty morsels.
Ducklings should be fed a high protein feed (we feed 28%) that is NON MEDICATED. Ducklings should be started at about 90 to 95 degrees F. for the first week., then lower the temperature 5 degrees each week until no more heat is needed.
Muscovy Ducklings are sold as unsexed, day old only.
We have 5 different selections, as follows.
NOTE: If you want to Mix and Match breeds of your choice and you only want 10 ducklings, use the 1 - 9 price. Just be sure to order a total of 10 ducklings for safe shipping.