Hey All, I have been thinking about it and now have the opportunity to get a few Muscovy ducklings. I was thinking maybe 3 a male and 2 females. I want to let them free range on the property.( 3.5 acres with a tiny tiny creek running through it and about 1.5 acres being woods). They seem like the best breed for me. I want something relatively friendly, able to forage for a large amount of their own food, good broodies, relatively good at surviving free range... So they seem to fit my desires....that being said I would be open if those requirements scream a different breed to any of you. Few questions. What age can I start letting them actually free during the day? I can brood them inside and can put up a temp fence for a little but would like them out and roaming as soon as they can do so. I have read some conflicting opinions about housing/ lack of. Some folks say just let them stay out 24/7 others say to coop em up at night... any input on that? If i do "house" them at night what is sufficient? The opinions again seem to range from a wood shed with heat under 45 degrees to a predator proof dog kennel with a tarp on it? Thanks for any help on this adventure. I saw one of the mamas walking around with her babies at the farm I can get them from and wow they seem like good mamas. Any other general advice or experiences with muscovy would be appreciated to.