I have a little assorted flock of ducks that I just let free range and over the past 3 mos, 3 of them have gone missing and I'm down to a Blue swedish drake, a black swedish hen, a rouen hen, and two buff hens who are great broodies. One of them is setting for the third time this year and the other is barely old enough to lay and she has started setting. So anyway I like broody ducks and I heard that muscovys are great broodies and I would imagine their size would allow them to set a lot of eggs, and they roost in trees so predators won't get them. So I think I may be interested in getting a few blue and chocolate pied ones if I can find some to set duck eggs and other fowl, I wanted to know how often they set and any other pros and cons about them. I would also like some pics of blue pied, choc. pied, or any other interesting colored and pied muscovys. EDIT I thought of a few more questions: Are they as messy as other domestic ducks? Do they grow as fast as other ducks? And can they be kept in an uncovered pen if I decide to pen them up? will their wings need to be clipped?