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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by muscuvy-gal, May 11, 2016.

  1. muscuvy-gal

    muscuvy-gal New Egg

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    I raise Muscovy ducks and have been offered 2 Indian runner ducks approx 6-8 weeks old. Will the Indian runners be able to get along with the Muscovy's? Some of my Muscovy's are really spoiled and I have 5 nesting females in my back yard.
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have all females, then adding runners should be ok. If you have males, they will likely be so much bigger than the runners and if female and mated, that might be problematic.
     
  3. muscuvy-gal

    muscuvy-gal New Egg

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    TLWR - thanks. I have both sexes but they only enter the fenced area to be fed. They fly in and out at will. But I think I'll try the runners since it appears that they seldom fly.
     

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