In my experience, ducks are very social animals. The Muscovy is no exception to this rule. In this video, Ilford, one of our Male Muscovy, and I exchange greetings. Here he demonstrates how social this breed can actually be.
In general, the Muscovy duck will forage for 80% of its food in the proper conditions. In this video, this Muscovy can be seen foraging for food in a field of quack grass.
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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.