newbie duck question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by squatfisher, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. squatfisher

    squatfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm considering getting some Muscovy ducks and I have a dumb question. Can you raise these with a plastic swimming pool? I don't have a pond or stream on the property.
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    A plastic swimming pool will work great for them. Just fix them some way to get in it. Oh an Welcome to BYC !!!
     
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  3. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a blue plastic pool..I dont use anything for them to get in it like a ramp tryed that and they never would use it... they jump/fly/flap right into the pool..4 are mallards,2 are just white..Dont have any trouble getting in or out...
     
  4. squatfisher

    squatfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you fence them in..Is it advisable to have a shelter, coup? Thanks in advance
     
  5. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your main priority is to keep them safe from predators so you need some type of coop and run that you can shut securely at night. They need water they can get their heads in but love to swim in any type of container and they need to be able to get out. They are quite messy but are the most amazing and entertaining creatures![​IMG]
     

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