ARE FULL GROWN MUSCOVY DRAKES BIGGER OR SMALLER THAN EASTER EGGER HENS?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Fawn and Fam, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm making my poop boards and wondering if I should make my Muscovy ones the same size as my Easter Egger ones which are 28" deep (16" from wall to roost and 12" from roost to ledge of poop board). Is that the right size or should I make the Muscovy ones less or more deep?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I've never had EEs but my Scovy drake was huge. I would think it would be bigger than a hen.
     
  3. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have poop boards for your Muscovy? How deep are they?
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I don't have my Muscovy anymore but when I did have him I did not have any poop boards.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Muscovies are way bigger then EE hens. :)
     
  6. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 questions:
    How far should my roost be from the wall to accommodate the tail feathers of a drake?

    How wide (not long) should my poop board be (from wall to edge) to catch all poop and not miss and fall on the floor?
     
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I don;t think you'll find it worth your time( i answered in your other thread on this) a "Scovie drake pretty much dwarfs any chicken, they are BIG boys and rarely past youth do much roosting.
     
  8. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I won't build my roosts to accommodate a drake then (thanks for the info). However the girls will want to roost correct? Should I build the roost and poop boards for the females according to the measurements in post #1 or make them bigger?
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I've had Muscovy's going on 10 yrs and none of mine have ever roosted in their house, I've never given them a roost they lay on the thick shavings and seem very content doing so. My girls love to snuggle down into the shaving to sleep and lay their eggs. Deep litter is the way to go.
     
  10. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    You can but this depends on the bird, i do have a shelf in my barn it's you know i'd have to go measure lol but this is strictly a scovie barn. My girls roost on all sorts of things but not necessarily overnight more during the day... benches, playground, roofs...

    bench out by my veg garden...

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