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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JosephElliott, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. JosephElliott

    JosephElliott In the Brooder

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    Hello all. I am considering getting a few Muscovys this coming spring but have a few questions. I have never raised day old fowl before but I think I understand the basics. Tote with hardware clothe top, heat lamp. Food. Water. Clean bedding.

    I would have to raise them in the house until they are old enough to go into a chicken tractor. At what age could they be transferred?

    Can I use nipple waterers exclusively to cut down on mess in the brooder?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi & :welcome

    Glad you could join us all here! I don’t keep ducks myself but I’m sure if you start a new thread in the duck section the keepers there will be able to help you ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/ducks.42/

    Enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  3. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

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    Hello and welcome to Backyard Chickens :frow:welcome
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  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and good luck with your duck project.

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 I’d suggest including your location using the guide in that link. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  5. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Hello JosephElliot.
    Welcome to BYC.
    I've never raised Muscovy chicks. The mothers raise them here and they seem very hardy.
     
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Glad to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  7. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Yorkshire Coop has given you the best link to get your answers, best of luck with your upcoming ducks!
     
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  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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  9. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I've only raised chicks and used a nipple waterer after the third day. They all trained to it within minutes and it certainly cut down on mess. I'm sure ducklings are much more messy with a water bowl than a chick though.
     
  10. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them!

    Enjoy your time on this amazing site!
     

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