Our muscovy patrol are the best bug control you could ask for!
They don’t quack so they go about their business pretty much silently. The muscovy drake makes a dry hissing sound and the hen a quiet trilling coo. The males are twice the size of the females. The drakes waddle around with great effort no wonder when you see the size of them. The males most distinctive features are a bare red face with a pronounced caruncle at the base of the bill and a low erectile crest of feathers. They are not faithful to one duck but like a whole bevy of lovely ladies! We recommend only keeping one drake with your ducks as the boys can get over keen. They have very social behaviour: meeting and greeting with lots of neck waving, low hissing and trills and tail wagging. They must have some great conversations! They are also great weed eaters and polish off any feed or scraps lying around. The females are petite and like the drakes have very sharp claws. Once the ducks are experienced sitters they make devoted mothers and raise the young exceptionally well teaching them all they need to know. One of our mums has just raised 18 ducklings all the way through to teenagehood. We gave her a gold medal for being so patient with that many kids!
The eggs make good eating and are great for baking sponges. The drakes make excellent table birds.
The meat is lean when compared to the fatty meat of mallard-derived ducks, its leanness and tenderness being often compared to veal. The carcass of a muscovy drake is also much heavier than most other domestic ducks, which makes it ideal for the dinner table. We have bred some beautiful colours blue, blue and white and splash.
safe arrival of 6 heritage pullets- delayed by a week because of the forecast storm. Fionna displayed her usual concern for her precious cargo.Some worries when consignment was not there in the morning as I had expected but they were offloaded safely in Wellington at noon beautifully packaged with spare food and drink and none the worse for a 4 hour plus ferry trip :-) Many thanks again great service!
19/03/2018 by thorsten
This product is exactly what I'd been looking for. So easy to set up on my own, looks great, blends into the environment perfectly, and the hens absolutely love their new scenery and foraging area under the trees. When the green manure crop I currently have growing in my vege garden is ready to be dug over, I'll move them there for a few days. Was also very impressed with the speedy delivery. 3 days to arrive in the South Waikato and to a rural delivery address. Almost unheard of!
27/02/2018 by Jan
Amazing service with arrangements and delivery to Wellington without a hitch.... grateful and much appreciated
27/02/2018 by John
Brilliant product, so easy to set up, it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for! My chooks are loving the change of scenery and fresh foraging. Thanks very much 😊
21/02/2018 by Jan
We are delighted we have found you! We love our doves and they seem to love the Omlet home we have bought from you, and built in our garden!
19/02/2018 by Mirren
Again excellent service and quality product. Arrived here (Dannevirke) 3 days after ordering. Chooks love the stuff and have been picking away at it.
16/02/2018 by Wayne
I bought the easy care drinker, step on feeder for smaller spaces and Omlet chicken fencing. All three products are first class and I would recommend them to anyone.
14/02/2018 by carole
Hi there, I ordered some items and was very happy with the quick service. order arrived in excellent condition with no fuss. Would certainly use them again. thankyou
08/02/2018 by Daphne
I ordered some items on the Weds and received them in Central Otago on Friday. Excellent service, thank you.
05/02/2018 by John
I ordered some supplies for new baby chicks. The products were as described and delivered quickly even though we are rural and on the North Island. Very satisfied with the price, quality and speed.
04/02/2018 by Susanne
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