These attractive ducks bear the name of the famous French city they came from originally. Similar to the Wild Mallard in color, the males have a lustrous green head and neck, a rich purplish brown chest, and steel gray penciling on the upper body. The females are mahogany brown with fine penciling of greenish black or brown. Males have a fall weight of 8 to 9 pounds and females are 6 to 7 pounds.
Can the Rouen fly any at all
They are typically to heavy to fly but can jump/fly some.
What kind of winter protection do Rouen require?
You would want to provide some type of shelter so they can have protection from the elements. It does not need to be heated, but should be dry and draft free.
how many egg per year do they lay an are they a good sitter
The Rouens lay between 140-180 eggs per year. They are a "fair" setter.
I bought 15 of these Rouen ducks from you at the beginning of June. When is a good time to butcher them? I have been told to wait until 18 weeks to have less pin feathers.
These can be dressed at 10-12 weeks or 5-6 months when well feathered and matured.
Good DucksI ordered 7 Rouens straight run. Ended up with 3 males and 4 females. Very good foragers in summertime they go around the lawn finding bugs in the grass. Friendly if you offer treats(we give them live nightcrawlers and they will sometimes eat them out of our hands). They live in the same coop with my 11 chickens & rooster. They get along very well:)