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.
Delighted with my Chicken Fencing, very easy to erect and does a great job, as does the Easy Care Drinker. I haven’t used the Poultry Safeguard Concentrate yet but I’m sure it will be just as great
Thank you Appletons
17/01/2018 by carole
I placed an order for a product just before Christmas and the staff did all they could to make sure that it arrived as soon as possible. Thank you so much! Very happy with the product too:)
17/01/2018 by Susan
My chooks and I love the new Eglu Cube - easy to follow instructions, did need two of us. It looks good and the chooks really seem to love it and also great how easy it will be to clean!!
16/01/2018 by Nikki
This is the second chicken fence I have purchased. I now have one around the chickens house and one around the vege garden to protect it when the chickens are let out daily! Easy to put up and great on on the slopes. Terrific service again, thank you.
12/01/2018 by Chris
I ordered leg bands and they were dispatched quickly. As it was such a small order it would have been good to have had the option to have the items mailed to me as the courier cost more than the order! Very good service though.
20/12/2017 by Jackie
I was so pleased with my first purchase that I ended up buying a second Easy Care Drinker for the Girls. Highly recommended! Thanks again for the prompt delivery!
15/12/2017 by Angeline
Great service and an excellent product. All arrived very fast and was quick and easy.
14/12/2017 by Richie
Very happy with our new small flock .
they are settling in nicely and appear supprisingly smart .
Thanks for great service again .
12/12/2017 by Wilfried
Thanks for the additional guidance on incubating eggs when I phoned, great chatting to another chicken-mad folk. My eggs arrived in perfect condition.
30/11/2017 by Kelly
Everything all good, eggs ordered and arrived no problem at all.
28/11/2017 by Mark
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