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White Muscovy Ducks

Starting at $6.75 each

The White Muscovy Duck: For Farmyards and Backyards

White Muscovy Ducks were discovered in Brazil, domesticated in Europe, and are the only domestic duck not descended from the mallard. Muscovy ducks prefer watery habitats surrounded by trees, particularly riverbeds, coastal wetlands, ponds, and swamps. Trees add to their quality of life, since White Muscovy Ducks are the only Muscovy breed that perches in trees—and have claws for that purpose.

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Founded in 2010, Fifth Day Farm got started by raising Khaki Campbell ducks and Muscovy Ducks, both of which were originally hatched at the parent JM Hatchery. The farm has since expanded to work alongside Freedom Ranger Hatchery to produce the highest-quality fowl available and as of 2022 has acquired the guineas from JM Hatchery.
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Qty Price
1-29$6.75
30-59$5.85
60-119$5.05
120-179$4.35
180-359$3.75
360+$3.25
Next Available Ship Date 10/25/2022
Males
Qty Price
1-29$8.75
30-59$7.85
60-119$7.05
120-179$6.35
180-359$5.75
360+$5.25
Next Available Ship Date 10/25/2022
Females
Qty Price
1-29$8.75
30-59$7.85
60-119$7.05
120-179$6.35
180-359$5.75
360+$5.25
Next Available Ship Date 10/25/2022
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Quantity
Fifth Day Farm has a 15-chick order minimum. These birds CANNOT be combined with other birds to meet the minimum.

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White Muscovy Duck Growth and Weight

White Muscovy Ducklings are fast-growing, reaching up to 12 pounds in just 12 weeks. Domesticated White Muscovy drakes (male Muscovy ducks) can grow to 15 pounds—that’s nearly twice the size of White Muscovy hens.

Muscovies aren’t particular when it comes to their diet. They’ll eat small fish, termites, millipedes, small reptiles, slugs, insects (including flies and mosquitoes), grass, grain…and yes, even the plants you have growing in your garden.

Not a fan of flies? Or do you have flies invading your barns and barnyards? Muscovy Ducks have a voracious appetite for flies and mosquitoes, and in fact, have been documented to reduce the fly population in cow pens by up to 90 percent!

White Muscovy Ducks are Best Suited for…

properties no smaller than one-quarter acre. This will not only keep the area cleaner, the ducks will feel less stress—which enhances their relationships with the other ducks, increases egg production, and prevents bad habits like feather plucking.

As mentioned earlier, these ducks are ideal where insects are a problem. If you’re in search of meat ducks, Muscovies are great choices, since they produce meat that is 98% fat free and less greasy than other duck meat. In fact. White Muscovy Ducks make up 90 percent of commercially produced duck meat.

Their docile nature also makes them ideal companion animals.

The Temperament of White Muscovy Ducks

When you raise Muscovy ducklings with a hands-on approach, they are more likely to be agreeable to being handled when grown. Regardless of your level of interaction with these ducks, however, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better homesteading breed. Their peaceable nature makes them docile pets, and they can actually become quite attached to their handlers.

White Muscovy Egg Production

When compared to their meat production, White Muscovy Ducks are not champion egg producers—although they can lay up to 195 eggs per year, over a 40-week season, starting in the spring. Production can potentially be increased by introducing artificial light during the winter months, to increase the amount of “daylight” in their days.

The eggs of the Muscovy have a harder shell than those of most ducks and the eggs weigh nearly three ounces. That makes them jumbo-sized!

Time to Maturity for White Muscovy Hens and White Muscovy Drakes

Muscovy ducklings will start laying eggs when they’re about six months (or 25 weeks) old. They will continue to lay eggs for about three years—or longer if they’re fed a protein-rich diet. Their mating season typically begins in August and runs through May.

White Muscovy Duck Breed FAQs

We hope that these frequently asked questions tell you everything you need to know about White Muscovy Ducks—but if not, please feel free to contact us. Our Muscovy ducks for sale are only available for shipping on limited dates—so if you’re thinking of ordering, choose your ship date now.

Are White Muscovy Ducks Friendly?

Yes! Not only are White Muscovy Ducks friendly, they are incredibly calm, cool and collected. When they’re happy to see you, they’ll wag their tail feathers like a dog, and some people even claim that these highly intelligent ducks can recognize words and gestures.

What is the Life Expectancy of a White Muscovy Duck?

Wild Muscovy ducks have an average lifespan of 8 to 12 years. When they are domesticated, living in captivity, and being well-cared-for, White Muscovies can live for up to 20 years.

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