We are finally almost done clearing out and leveling a backyard!!! We live in the woods so this was quite a feat! Anyways, next we are putting up a 4ft fence with boxwire and toprails, and seeding the lawn. The fenced in area will be pretty large prob a 1/4 acre and I am really wanting some ducks. I would like to get a decent amount of eggs so was thinking 2-3 ducks and maybe a drake. With this many how many eggs/week could I expect? Are muscovys decent layers? I know they are not going to lay like a campbell or anything, but I would like fresh eggs. So my main questions are: How many eggs can I expect in a week from 3 hens? Do muscovys eat ticks? Will they be able to get over a 4ft fence? If so will clipped wings keep them in? How many square feet will 3-4 adults need in a shed? I want to lock them in at night for protection. Will 3-4 scovys totally slop up 1/4 acre? Thanks so much for any help! I am totally new to ducks!