muscovy house requirements?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rachele anne, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Rachele anne

    Rachele anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard they like to roost do I need to provide a roost in there house like u would for chickens?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    You can if you want but use 2X4 so they have good support for those big feet. I even use 2X4 for my chickens roosts so they can cover there feet during winter. I have never used a roost for my Scovy's they just nestle down into the deep shaving I provide for them. Large ducks need at least 6 sq ft of sleeping space per bird according to Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I built a shelf lol seriously it's wide enough for me to sit on... often they plunk down on it including drakes and by default this created little 'nesting' spots underneath that they have laid and brooded many babies in.
     

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