How big does a Muscovy duck get?
Do Muscovy ducks need a lot of food?
- If your Muscovy ducks are free-range, they don’t need you to feed them a whole lot even when they are very young. They will clean your yard of ticks and other nasty bugs. You’ll see them eat some grass and other greens (yes! They will eat your garden if they can access it) as well.
Where can I see Muscovy ducks in the UK?
- At night they often sleep at water, if there is a water source available, to flee quickly from predators if awoken. Small populations of Muscovy ducks can also be found in Ely, Cambridgeshire, Calstock, Cornwall and in Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK. Muscovy ducks have also been spotted in Walsall Arboretum.
Is the Muscovy duck a threatened species?
- The Muscovy duck has benefited from nest boxes in Mexico, but is somewhat uncommon in much of the eastern part of its range due to excessive hunting. It is not considered a globally threatened species by the IUCN, however, as it is widely distributed. This section does not cite any sources.
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