So I have been wanting to get some ducks and geese and bought a trio of Lilac Muscovies this weekend at the Big E. Though I'd planned on getting some this was a bit of an impulse purchase and I wasn't fully prepared. I rigged a makeshift pen in the corner of a welded wire fence run I have for the dog. The breeder said the ducks would not need any thing covering the run, but early the next morning one of the hens flew the coop, as it were. I tried to catch her and she flew out of sight. I did not want to be responsible for setting breeding muscovies loose so I quickly contained the other ducks and roofed the run with poultry wire. The hen came back, settling under the chicken coop and i was able put her back in the run. I am hoping they become tame enough that I can use them in the garden for bug control. I had not seen the comments on regulations on muscovies as migratory birds before my purchase. As I understand it, it is permissible to keep them and breed them for meat or eggs - I had planned on them as meat birds. Is this the accurate? The other question I had was how best to control the breeding. I would like some ducklings this spring, but I don't want hundreds of ducklings. Do I segregate the male with a fence, just try to stay on top of the eggs, or what might people suggest.