Ok, so a few months ago a white muscovy drake walked onto our property and he's been with us every since. He's very nice and gets along with our chickens just fine, although I have seen him chasing some hens on occassion. We have been giving him some chicken feed as I was told that was ok at the feed store, and I've filled some really large water bins that we've used for the horses with water so he can bathe or swim a little if he'd like. I have seen him taking a bath in a smaller one, not so much swimming in the other. So, this past week, he has suddenly started flying places, but always comes back. My concern with that is him getting injured by a predator or something. So, that leads to a few duck questions I hope you can help me out with please: 1. should we clip his wings? I feel kind of mean doing that. 2. does he need duck friends? we were thinking of getting him some ladies. or will any kind of duck do? 3. what kind of water area do muscovys need? I've read different things on this and not completely sure what's correct. Some say you don't need a big area, just enough so they can rinse and bathe....but ducks like to swim, right? 4. should he really be eating the chicken feed, or something else? I think that's about it for now. I would really appreciate any answers you guys can give us. We really like him and want to make him a happy home.