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.
My husband and I received and started to put our Go Up coop together today. We are very pleased with it as it is mostly together and will be a great improvement on the draughty, wooden coop our three hens are in at the moment. and so much easier to keep clean. I hope the hens will be as excited as me with their new home.
Thank you for the prompt delivery and a great product.
24/05/2019 by Adair
Great selection of products, great service and fast delivery. Thank you, will be a happy returning customer.
21/05/2019 by Guest
Fantastic product.... a few more pieces and a little more time consuming to put together than I anticipated but were absolutely delighted with the end product.
We are already looking at other Omlet items to add to / accessorise our enclosure.
Would highly reccomend
16/05/2019 by Adam
Our cat carry cages arrived very quickly and were easy to assemble. thanks
11/05/2019 by Guest
As usual the service was excellent and the delivery was so quick. Thank you very much and I highly recommend dealing with Appletons for all poultry needs. Heather-Ann Smith Kaikoura
09/05/2019 by Guest
We recently bought the Eglu Cube chicken coup and assembled it on Saturday. Great instructions and impressed with the quality. It looks fab and Nigella, Chelsea and Nadia love their new home. Thank you Wendy
05/05/2019 by Guest
We recently ordered online the Eglu Cube (Green) and a few accessories. Found your website really helpful and easy to use. Almost immediately we were contacted to confirm our address as we are semi rural. This ensured delivery was smooth and timely. It did take a while to set up but instructions online were great. Our 5 feathered friends have settled in well and they are laying well. Often find them at the coop during the day or waiting there for us to close the door in the evening. Very easy to clean, which was our main issue with the old wooden one. Thank you.
05/05/2019 by Elizabeth
Good communication, very prompt service and rural delivery. Easy assembly and our guinea pigs are adjusting well to their new house.
Thanks so much.
01/05/2019 by Guest
Recently we purchased chooks and several other items from Appletons .The owners were very informative and helpful with many suggestions and answers to our endless questions.Very happy with our purchases and certainly made the right choice shopping at Appletons.even had some double yolkers this week ,thankyou
30/04/2019 by Guest
The henhouse arrived promptly,went together easily, and the hens worked out how to scale the ramp and explore the house very quickly. Thank you for a quality product. Jane Woodhall
22/04/2019 by Guest
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