Moscovy

£15.00£20.00

  • Moscovy females £20.00 males £15.00
  • A fantastic ‘farm yard’ duck, quiet , great foragers, great broodies, the best mums and great egg layers as well as being one of the friendliest and intelligent of all the duck species. 
    Three ways to buy…….. 
    1/ Visit our farm 
    Choose from the selection we have here and take them home.
    2/ Use our new click and collect service
    Reserve your choice of bird online, must be  collected within two weeks.
    3/ Order online now for delivery. *

    Have a look at purchasing at moon ridge for more information.

    For both the above simply add the number of chickens to your basket and at the basket/ check out simply select to reserve or for delivery
    *All birds ordered for delivery by Friday 4.00pm  will  usually be delivered on the Thursday. 
    All orders will receive confirmation via email from ourselves once availability /delivery has been booked and confirmed.
    We do not employ any admin staff but we will do our best to send confirmations asap. 

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The Muscovy are generally gentle birds unless the female is sitting or has a young brood. Muscovy drakes don\’t quack, but instead product a low hiss. The females only make a short, weak quack and this is what makes them the quietest of all the ducks. They can fly well so they will need to be wing-clipped.They are perching ducks so like trees logs etc to perch on They do not swim as much as other breeds because their oil glands are under developed. This means that they do not require a large source of water. The drakes can be quite large weighing 4.5 – 5.5 kg while the females weigh 2-3 kg.They love company and will seek you out in the garden . They are excellent slug and bug killers . As they are perching ducks they have claws so are not easily handled  but they are friendly inquisitive ducks and do not tend to be as flighty as some of the other domestic ducks. They make excellent broodies often sitting and hatching up to 16 plus ducklings . The Muscovy was originally a wild bird from Central / South America and it is the only domesticated duck that is not derived from the Mallard. Muscovy\’s are non-migratory birds and like to roost in trees at night. The Muscovy was one of the first ducks to be domesticated but didn\’t come to the UK or North America until the Twentieth Century. It is thought that the Muscovy got its name from Muscovite Company which traded the ducks during the 1500s.

With the exception of the Muscovy, all domestic ducks are believed to be descendants of the mallard To keep domestic ducks it is not necessary to have a pond, although it is advisable to have a suitable water container in which the birds can bathe and mate. Consideration should be given as to how the water is changed – there are plenty of wide shallow plastic troughs available which can easily be emptied and moved around to prevent one spot becoming too muddy. One advantage of keeping domestic waterfowl rather than wildfowl is that the birds are likely to take more readily to being shut away in a house at night, reducing (but not eliminating!) the risk of predation.

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All our ducks are bred here at Moon Ridge. We find ducks to be delightful, trusting and loyal. They are easy to keep and depending on the breed are prolific egg layers. Ducks tend to be very hardy and suffer from far fewer diseases than other types of poultry. They are easy to keep with simple housing and protection from the fox they will give you much pleasure and enjoyment. Domestic ducks are as happy on land as they are on the water, a simple receptacle of water so they can wash and preen is all that is required ( child’s plastic sandpit is ideal)

Ducks are excellent foragers and will hoover up all your slugs and snails .

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Passionate about poultry

Passionate about poultry

We all love working with poultry. Between us there is over 8 decades of experience in owning all types of poultry as a hobby and commercially. Our poultry team have qualifications in animal and poultry care. All our team participate in our regular training sessions led by top poultry vets.

Plenty of poultry

Plenty of poultry

As well as our breeds of chickens we have ducks, geese, quail, peafowl and guinea fowl, beautiful wildfowl and even rheas. All kept in a beautiful farm setting overlooking the Creedy valley. We have poultry paddocks, open fronted barns, a quackery, parkland and brooder areas where all our birds can be seen.

Perfect Poultry

Perfect Poultry

All our point of lay birds come with a 28-day health guarantee. We hatch and rear most of our own birds or use partner farms to rear our birds for us to our exacting standards. Our business is all about poultry. We offer free friendly practical and simple advice on everything we sell here.

Plus, more than Poultry

Plus, more than Poultry

As a working farm we also have pygmy goats, sheep, deer , pigs , wallabies to purchase (advance notice needed) We also have a fabulous shop here selling everything poultry from feed and bedding to housing plus a range of other feeds for your small holding animals.