Muscovies have meetings.
I don’t know about other ducks, having only ever had 1 non-muscovy duck, and a whole bunch of muscovies…
Muscovy meetings are awesome.
There’s a lot of chatter and head bobbing and tail wagging and some clicking and hissing…
Here’s a short video of this morning’s meeting:
Turn your sound up and hit play.
This went on for a good 2 minutes before I decided to make the video…and of course once thye noticed me watching, the meeting ended.
But this is a sign of a flock that’s doing well.
We’ve had some big challenges keeping these guys healthy over the winter from hell, so that they’re feeling good enough to have meetings again is wonderful.
And as the caption on Instagram says, this discussion was seemingly over which girl was choosing which drake she wanted for the bebe making.
No one is laying yet, and that’s okay.
I’m in no hurry, with all the damn snow yet, for the hens to be going broody.
Plus, in the last blizzard, I lost my pitchfork in a drift, so until I find that *no one* is allowed to go broody…I am not cleaning up broody duck shit with a shovel.
If you’ve had ducks, you know exactly what I’m talking about.