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Muscovy Ducklings Arrive

Muscovy Ducklings

 

After faithfully sitting on her nest 35 days, four Muscovy Ducklings broke free from the confines of their egg shell this past Friday. The four little muscovy ducklings are quickly learning the ropes while momma duck keeps track of them.

Muacovy Ducklings
Momma and her ducklings

These little ducklings are a nice addition to our duck family and we’re looking forward to watching them grow over the summer months. It will be fun to watch them as they navigate the pond in a few weeks.

In this second picture, you can barely see the little ones peeking over the grass. At this age, they like to stay real close to momma.

 

Muscovy Ducklings
Muscovy Ducklings

 

Here are a couple of other posts about Muscovy ducks

Muscovy Ducks 

Muscovy Ducks About 4 years ago, I decided I wanted some muscovy ducks on the farm. Although we always had the pond, wild ducks never stayed around very long. So, I found a guy selling Muscovy Ducks and I bought ten. One male and 9 female ducks have been grazing the …

Muscovy Ducks Grazing 

Muscovy Ducks Grazing Just a quick update on the ducks. They seem to have discovered that the grass is indeed greener on the other side of the fence. In this video, they are grazing in the front yard while one of our adopted stray dogs watches.

The front yard is not the …

Muscovy Ducks Grazing

Muscovy Ducks Grazing

Just a quick update on the ducks. They seem to have discovered that the grass is indeed greener on the other side of the fence. In this video they are grazing in the front yard while one of our adopted stray dogs watches.

The front yard is not the safest place for these muscovy ducks grazing. Although we live in the country there are occasionally dogs roaming around. fortunately our adopted stray “Snowy” is not interested in the ducks and will keep any other creatures – including people – from being a danger.

I kind of like having the ducks in the front yard when I come home from an errand. I do get concerned when they are waddling across the street, but so far we’ve been lucky enough not to lose any. The only other negative about them being in the front yard is that they really like to sit up on the porch. Ducks have no sphincter control. Needless to say, we have to hose off the front porch often,

Muscovy Ducks grazing
Begging for food

Muscovy ducks graze gently unlike chickens. The ducks are less destructive to the ground the graze. You’ll notice in the video that they just seem to scoop their bill low and grab what they want with their tongue. There is very little disruption to the ground itself.

Of course, as I mentioned earlier, they have no sphincter control. So, they fertilize as they dine one grass. Their exhaust, for lack of a polite term, is pretty much liquid and dissipates into the lawn quickly. Because of that, there is no concern about yucking up shoes or bare feet.

One of the best things about having the ducks around, beside their fun personality, is the fact that they also eat mosquitos, slugs, and flies. And I can tell you, anything that eats flies and mosquitos is welcome at our farm!

Here is another other posts about the ducks in case you’re interested.

Muscovy Ducks 

Muscovy Ducks About 4 years ago, I decided I wanted some muscovy ducks on the farm. Although we always had the pond, wild ducks never stayed around very long. So, I found a guy selling Muscovy Ducks and I bought ten. One male and 9 female ducks have been grazing the …