If there's a place on the forum about ''duckraising 101'' don't be shy to refer me to it! I want to raise ducks (rouen AND muscovies) next spring/summer (for meat purpose), and I have some questions... Here are my questions: 1. I was thinking of getting 10 ducks and 10 muscovies, is that a good number to start ? 2. can ducks and muscovies be put together? 3. What sex of ducks and muscovies should I get (how many males versus females) so that everybody gets along well? 4. can I raise them free range on a natural pond and make a platform for them to sleep and be protected from predators? I live in a forested area with all the predators you can think of. 5. If not, I was thinking of using some kind of fence with an electric wire device to keep them protected from predators. wich kind of fence would be best? 6. I don't have pasture, but around the pond where I would keep them it is growing wild with weeds and grasses and alot of clover, would that be ok for them?(with duck feed too of course) 7.how much space should there be within the fenced area for them to be comfortable (for 10 ducks and 10 muscovies) 8. do they make the ground get mucky fast? in other words, should I get a moveable fence or can i create 2 different areas and switch them from week to week to help the ground regenerate? I'm trying to find the best easiest and cheapest way (oh my is that even possible ) 9. What kind of moveable shelter should i provide for them? do they really need one in spring/summer? 10. If I get ducklings, when can they be moved outside from their brooder? You can all just answer a few of my questions, at least it would help me get prepared for next spring! Thanks alot in advance!