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.
I was impressed with the efficiency of my order, and the personal service in accommodating my needs before i ordered.
Thank you for a great product.
15/08/2017 by Ros
I appreciated the prompt delivery and minimal plastic in the packaging. Clear instructions, good service.
14/08/2017 by Olive
Awesome... fast delivery to rural address.
11/08/2017 by fiona
Have recently received my chicken fencing, superior quality and very quick delivery! Would definitely recommend this brand!
09/08/2017 by Todd
The added protection that these covers give is much appreciated by my hens. Great for shelter from wind, rain and sun.
08/08/2017 by Gayle
Bought the Eglu and walk in enclosure for my two rabbits. It was easy to put up and is very strong. They love it and we are very happy with how it looks. The help and support from Fionna was awesome!
06/08/2017 by Michelle
Amazing service. Overnight delivery to the North Island. Everything packed so neatly Eglu is just wonderful to have and my hens love it. Honesty! Got a gift card for my accidental 'overpaid'. Thank you Fionna.
03/08/2017 by Johanna
Just loving my Eglu Cube Chicken House. It went together reasonably easy and it is very sturdy and well made. It is ideal for 4 chooks who learnt how to use the ladder really quickly. It is easy to clean and the chooks seem very happy, started laying within days. We brought the one metre extension and will also add on to this. Highly recommend this product.
02/08/2017 by Gayle
Very pleased with items purchased, a great service and speedy delivery. Super happy with Appletons. Many thanks.
01/08/2017 by Eve
I brought my 2 new hens home to Blenheim last week and they settled in straight away in their new transition hen house, before being allowed to run with the main flock. They are surrounded by the main flock but can't be bullied through the wire while they settle in. The hens were so quiet and tame, and delivered an egg each the next day! They have been laying ever since and make lovely cooing noises when I feed them or collect the eggs.
01/08/2017 by Tracy
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