The Muscovy Duck is an odd duck indeed. They are very personable, often following one around like a puppy dog. This particular flock is no exception.
Ilford here loves to be petted and coddled. Every morning, when I go out to feed the chickens and gather the duck eggs, he waddles over, making his hissing sounds and looking for some love.
In this video, I share an update on our progress with treating for mastitis for one of our Jersey Dairy Cows. We are doing everything possible to avoid using antibiotics and so far the signs are positive.
In this video, I demonstrate how to slaughter American Buff Geese using both the Kill Cone Method and the Hatchet (chopping block) Method. I include measured results of bleed out.
The hatching of new ducklings and the onslaught of fox, raccoon and mink predation has inspired me to finally prepare their palace.
Muscovy ducks require an incubation time of about thirty-five days. It’s a taxing and restless time for the duck as she must protect the eggs, whilst keeping them at 100º for the entire cycle. Our little momma has done a fabulous job keeping these eggs protected.