Hello All, Experience Questions: I am thinking of getting some white Muscovy from JM Freedom Ranger in PA this spring for some meat. Does anyone have any experience with these birds? If so, I am interested to know feed type/protein percentage, foraging info, butcher age, roosting, etc. (I have never owned ducks but have a nice pond with tons of duck weed which I hope they can utilize a bit). Ideally I would keep back a male and a few females as breeders and then eventually add a few Pekins for a few eggs as well as Moulards. Housing Questions: I can house the dinner Muscovy in a 8x8 grow out hoop coop, but can I successfully train them to return to the hoop coop every night like chickens? I have serious predator problems and I do not have a coop big enough to keep them in full-time so I must be able to free-range the ducks during the day. For the Muscovy that I keep for breeding, would it be a good idea to house them with the chickens so that they can hopefully return to the coop every night just like the chickens? I have a chicken coop inside a barn (converted horse stall) that is about 100 yards from a pond that is FILLED with duck weed. Will the Muscovy make the trip every morning from the barn/coop to the pond for their water and food? (I would like to keep their food by the pond to keep the chickens from taking it all. The ducks wont be able to eat from the chicken feeders.) As you can tell, I have never raised a duck/Muscovy so any info is appreciated!