I am experienced with chickens, but not with ducks and I brought home three muscovys last week. Two are 4 months old and one is two months old. They are doing fine in my dog/duck run. However, I want to free range them starting with the two older ones next week. Do I need to clip their flying feathers? DH is afraid if I don't they will end up at the lake instead of in our yard. We have two ponds and plenty of space for them. Also when I first let them out should I have a line tied to one leg to make sure they don't fly away? I will have had them in the run for a week straight. I am assuming they will hang around during the day and go to the dog/duck run at night like the chickens do. I am so happy to have my muskovys. Donald, Daffy, and Daisy. Not really original, but at least I can remember who is who.