Hi from Ma. New muskovy duck mama.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by muskovynewb, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. muskovynewb

    muskovynewb New Egg

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    Hi all! I acquired a mama muskovy when neighbors down the road drained their pond. (To clean it?) Apparently ppl have been dropping off unwanted poultry there for years.
    She 1st nested under my deck in the spring. 7 babies were all killed by hawks at about a week old.
    She's done it again and now there are 10. 3 boys, 7 girls. They are about 3.5 weeks old. She is such a good mama too.
    We have a kiddie pool for them and at night they hide under the deck. We don't have any real predators here except hawks. But I think the cold coming may bother them. I want to build them a house. But not sure the appropriate size they need. I need to keep it small as we don't have the biggest yard. I'd love any suggestions! Thank you so much!
    -Larissa
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi Larissa, [​IMG]

    It's so nice that you took in the ducks. I would definitely suggest making a secure home for them, as poultry always seem to attract predators even in the most unlikely of places. If you post in the Duck forum, I'm sure that folks there should be able to help out with the dimensions of the coop.

    Also, I would recommend the Learning Center-- it's a great resource with tons of info about all kinds of poultry.

    Best of luck and thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    Good luck with your plans and the building of a safe duck place :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope you can secure mom and new babies, so they won't become hawk meals.
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Larissa, and :welcome. Pleased you joined our flock! Best of luck to you and your ducks!
     

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