How do I pick up a duck?
Necks are an easy catching handle but once you have them caught, you need to pick them up in one of two ways:
1) grab the wings together behind their back with one hand and then support them on their abdomen with the other or
2) put one hand on each side of the bird, holding the wings in place, and pick them up.
Do not pick them up using their necks or legs as either will probably be injured. Once you have them picked up, then cradle it in your arms.
Aim the back end away from you, hold the legs with your bottom hand and hold their wings down with your top hand.
If it is a large male Muscovy, don't try #1 or #2, just grab one wing in each hand behind its back,
hold on tight and watch out for those scratching claws! They are very strong!