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I am a big fan of these ducks. Does anyone else raise these ducks. they are so prolific.

Little Bit Farm

-- Little Bit Farm (, May 10, 2002


Little bit. . . they are my favorite ducks. I fell for them several years ago. They are intelligent, manage to outsmart the turtles, skunks, possum, and other predators, and are so darn ugly they are cute. Love the little "tail wagging" thing they do. I have a pair, Mom and Pop that insist on sleeping on my side porch at night though, and I'm getting powerful tired of cleaning up their by-products. This morning, I discovered Mom is going into my smokehouse through a broken pane I've been slow to replace and is now sitting on eggs in there. She wins another round!

I am looking for a solid greyish-blue moscovey to replace one that didn't outsmart the foxes last year.

-- Judy (, May 12, 2002.

I love blue muscovies. I also like the chocolate, although mine are the plain black and white variety.

Little Bit Farm

-- Little Bit farm (, May 12, 2002.

mine have been setting for a while now, already have had 30 hatched out so far with 5 or 4 more setting.....................JAY

-- JAY (, May 15, 2002.

Goodness! Do you have winter in Alab? Seriously. What are the winter months, and the temps? Tomatoes and 30 ducklings in early May! What a life!

What do Muscovey ducks sell for in your neck of the woods?

-- Granny Hen (cluckin, May 15, 2002.

Two more nest hatched yesterday, didn't get an exact count but one is over 20 babys. Because the ducks seem to lay eggs anywhere the other nest was hatched by a chicken so she will be confused when her babys want to go swimming....................Jay

-- Jay (, May 26, 2002.

We raise Fawn runners------We have adult--babies & half grown-- & bantam hens sitting on more eggs---just sold several bantam hens with the baby ducks they hatched out-- Just moved another swimming pool in the back yard for the half grown ones today---they have not found it yet---can't wait to see them when they do----they almost have all their feathers now--just a little bit of down left on them---they are almost the size of the big ones now--- but should have more babies hatching out this week according to my calendar---

-- Sonda (, May 26, 2002.

Sonda, have you ever seen a tufted runner duck? I have one that I got from a batch of babies. I have never seen this before in runners.

Little Bit Farm

-- Little Bit farm (, May 27, 2002.

Hi, was just lurking as I just found this site again! Butting in here I know, sorry. Re the tufted Runner. They show up often. They are now an established breed called "Bali". LOVE runner ducks! LOL LQ

-- Little Quacker in OR (, May 28, 2002.

Haven't had any tufted runners------but we just love ours!!!!

-- Sonda (, May 28, 2002.

Thank You LQ!!! I'm checking it out now.

Little Bit Farm

-- Little Bit farm (, June 03, 2002.

Just got two Muscovy ducks, need a web site to educate me on their care and how to cook for eating as well as raising them for meat.

-- Lynn Boulier (, April 22, 2004.

I used to have Muscovies, but we had to eat them. They were causing too much damage- even more than the chickens, if you can believe THAT! One of them even flew up on our roof, cracking it, and causing a pretty bad leak in the kitchen the next time it rained. They did make good speed bumps, though. Luckily, none of them were ever run over, but they sure slowed the neighbors down!

-- Gayle in KY (, April 22, 2004.

Here's an excellent site for Moscovey ducks with a lot of pertinent information.

-- Leroy (, June 16, 2004.

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