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.
This system is so easy to put up and move around, it isnt "in your face" either as it blends nicely with the garden & surroundings. No nasty critters (except my Houdini cat) have managed to get in there to harass my girls either. Awesome product, with very fast delivery !
19/09/2018 by Tina
We bought the starter pack for housing the chicks we have incubated at school as part of our Primary Industries programme and it is so awesome - the cage is a great size with nice high sides to catch all the 'bits' the chicks flick around. We chose the ceramic lamp instead of the heating pad as it gives greater versatility and our new wee chicks just love it. And it was a GREAT price, very prompt delivery :)
17/09/2018 by Sheryl
Great product. Fast delivery. My hens are loving the extra freedom and I'm loving that they can't come down to the house.
13/09/2018 by Felicity
Have not used product yet. New chickens have just arrived. Have it ready for mite attack
11/09/2018 by Annette
This was the perfect match for our Eco egg incubator as somewhere along the line our power supply went walk about. Really awesome quick service
10/09/2018 by Sheryl
The delivery was prompt and the product is of good quality. Very happy :)
06/09/2018 by Rachel
Awesome pig house. It took us 15 minutes to assemble. The piggies will be very happy in their warm and sturdy enclosure. Great service too.
31/08/2018 by Petra
Delivery of order was very prompt - thanks.
The chickens were a little frightened when the treadle moved but have learned very quickly. After two days, they don't bat an eye.
Their food is now secure from sparrows, etc. feed-o-magic is a good choice.
17/08/2018 by Warren
Great service, prompt delivery, and clear advice to help us ensure that we can give the ladies a safe and secure home. They are quickly turning into a valuable addition to our family. Thanks!
17/08/2018 by Jim
Just wanted you to know that the Hen house is perfect. I knew it would be, but I know how nice it is to get feedback - so thank you for designing and constructing such a cool little home for the girls. Form and function!
It looks great. Thanks for making the purchase hassle free.
12/08/2018 by Eleanor
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