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Muscovy Duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Southrnmealworm, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Southrnmealworm

    Southrnmealworm Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you keep ducklings in a brooder until they reach a certain age?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I did. We had three brooders - the ducklings kept outgrowing them. The ducklings also arrived a month early (long story, no one's fault, really), and it was a cold spring, so they were 3 months old when we finally moved them to their outdoor shelter. I kinda liked having eleven Runners in the guest bedroom!

    Their third brooder was two puppy playpens connected together, with 6 mil plastic across the bottom and a foot up the sides. I took them outside to play on nice days.
     
  3. Southrnmealworm

    Southrnmealworm Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks do believe thats what we will do..When they grow out we have a 10x10x6 pen for 9 ducks if they all hatch..
     
  4. purslanegarden

    purslanegarden Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know if they necessarily need to stay in a brooder type container for such a long time, but you could put them in a cage that has a pan underneath it to collect their droppings and keep the cage clean.

    If you don't have one, just raise up a cage on some bricks and have newspaper underneath it.
     

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