Any advice on how to raise muscovies to avoid the drake's hierarchy issues? I've researched, and there seems to be a split between people who think raising the ducks with too much interaction will result in a mean bird, and people who think letting the birds grow without much interaction will cause them to be too wary of people. I'm sure a happy medium would be best, but I fear I will err on the side of spending every waking moment with the ducklings, and I'm wondering if I'm just asking for trouble? I would love relatively tame ducks without having to worry too much about an aggressive drake. Oh yes . . . my guy (I call him that because I cannot type DH for some reason, even though he is a perfect dear) recently installed a koi pond for reasons unknown. In our little world, when he buys something I deem unnecessary, it means I get to buy something he deems unnecessary, and so, after 10 years of obsession over my favorite ducks, I've finally reserved myself some muscovy ducklings to pick up next month! Complete and utter joyness! I've never raised ducks; when I was a kid I would hatch them and sell them to the local feed store, but none of those were muscovies and I never had an opportunity to watch them grow, so I am beyond excited. I don't even want to admit how close I was to kidnapping the muscovy pair that lives in the yard at the police station, I was so desperate to own muscovies. Aren't I pathetic? So, if any of y'all out there with muscovies would like to share how you like living with these gorgeous ducks, I'd love to hear it! I'll be counting the seconds for the next 35 days . . .