Alright, wood chips are a no on bedding, what about shavings?
Can I expect my Magies to lay eggs all year like chickens? If I want to get right to breeding-- incubating eggs myself I imagine, is there any good reason not to/to wait?
Recommend a good site or book for me to learn the specifics of duck needs. I am reading the website and some in this forum (and I did have ducks on a farm for three years but they were easy.)
I read they don't need ponds and ours never had any but they did enjoy rain puddles and I know i need water deep enough for them to clean their nares and submerge their heads. If I have a pond at the edge of the property how do I keep them out of it? Will they smell it? Water beacon? I'd rather they weren't in it because of health risks- its a natural/beaver pond.
I have to house with chickens but they have their own space. Thoughts?