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.
Great range of products that are reasonably priced. Super speedy delivery.
19/11/2019 by Guest
just bought our second appletons chicken house and once again good delivery easy to put together and perfect for our needs. our first coop we bought 8-10 years ago and is still is top condition very pleased with it
thank you appletons
18/11/2019 by Guest
We got our chickens from Appletons and order their pellets, grit and wood chips from them also. Always good service and very helpful
18/11/2019 by Guest
I received my hens new easy care drinker the day after I placed the order.
I am pleased with the drinker and the service was amazing. Thank you.
17/11/2019 by Guest
Our Guinea Pigs are loving their new outdoor cage. Prompt delivery. Took a bit to put it together but it looks great and the quality is excellent. It will last for some time which is what we wanted.
15/11/2019 by Gaylene
Order online, which was simple to do, and then the item arrived extremely quickly. Great service
13/11/2019 by Guest
Fionna was so clear and efficient to deal with. Very satisfied with direct online purchase. Now we just need more eggs to fill our skelter!
11/11/2019 by Guest
Omlet run high rise arrived super quick with good delivery and great communication with the business :) The building challenged us... But was great for a kit set product we got there! Then we ordered the eglu hutch and the shipping was a little annoying considering we brought the run a week prior. Thanks for these great products Appletons!
04/11/2019 by Guest
I love their products and the service is always prompt. My only little grumble would be the cost of the courier......a little expensive.
31/10/2019 by Guest
Eggs received in good time and very well packed.. Thank you
30/10/2019 by Ernest
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