79 Muscovy Ducklings - should I tag them?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thepregnantgod, May 18, 2012.

  1. thepregnantgod

    thepregnantgod In the Brooder

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    I have 79 (and counting) Muscovy Ducklings in my backyard. The oldest born on 15 April, the youngest born today. Is there a benefit to tagging them via ankle/number if my goal is to give them to folks who won't eat them? I can't sex them yet as they are too immature, but it's still possible for another week or so to tag them by birth date. Too much longer and they'll start to blend in.

    Just curious what folks opinions are.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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    At this age? No

    Because ducks grow very rapidly and will need to have their legs checked almost daily to make sure it's not cutting into them. It would be impossible to check 79 ducklings every day.
     

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