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Just got a pair of Muscovies!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FishaRneKed, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. FishaRneKed

    FishaRneKed Out Of The Brooder

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  2. FishaRneKed

    FishaRneKed Out Of The Brooder

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    I set them loose with the 3 pygmies 12 hens and my dog.
    The hens and goats feed themselves 9months of the year. I been tossing the new ducks some scraps. They were not hand raised, so im trying to get them friendly.
     
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    FishaRneKed Out Of The Brooder

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  4. TrueStockFarms

    TrueStockFarms Just Hatched

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    Did you clip their wings? Or do they just stay close to home? I just got a new pair also
     
  5. FishaRneKed

    FishaRneKed Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't clip them. The little guy is just down. The femsle can fly a little. I will wait a week or so if i do decide to clip her.
     
  6. TrueStockFarms

    TrueStockFarms Just Hatched

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    Ok I am trying to decide whether I should clip mine. I am hoping to let them out of the coop for a few hours this evening and see how things go. I hate to clip them though because they are such great flyers and seem to really enjoy it and rely on it.
     
  7. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do Muscovies need a roost?
     
  8. TrueStockFarms

    TrueStockFarms Just Hatched

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    I've been told that they do but mine have been hanging out on the ground in my coop in the crates and duck nest boxes
     
  9. FishaRneKed

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    Mine went up top in the coop with the laying hens on the roost. I would say yes. They have great claws
     

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