Perching apparatus

SkyeT

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Since Muscovies are perching ducks, we would like to give them things to perch on. One of them has decided that our cushioned chairs are for her throne sitting (now they are dirty).

Has anyone created perching furniture for their Muscovies? If so, what did you make/buy?
 

Going Quackers

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You mean the kids outgrown Rainbow redwood playground doesn't count? :lol:

Seriously though, when i had females... those were the ones i found "Roosted" the most... i took a huge plank and used some concrete blocks to support it. In their mini barn i had proper shelf that they roosted upon and nested under.

Honestly, i have dozens of pics of the once huge flock i owned roosting on everything, some even came on the house roof and peeked into the skylights.

My drakes mainly flop about, big boys who are not flight capable and wouldn't roost that require effort lol.
 

SkyeT

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My male is the only one that managed to fly over the fence! Since we live in a suburban neighborhood, perching high is not an option. I would love to let them perch in the trees and on the house or fence, but we can't. One of the girls does like to perch on the pool edge, but I want to give them something a little more sturdy and substantial.

We were thinking of some skinny bench-like furniture placed around the yard.
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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My male is the only one that managed to fly over the fence! Since we live in a suburban neighborhood, perching high is not an option. I would love to let them perch in the trees and on the house or fence, but we can't. One of the girls does like to perch on the pool edge, but I want to give them something a little more sturdy and substantial.

We were thinking of some skinny bench-like furniture placed around the yard.
Mine do on occasion sit on my wooden bench that I like to sit on to watch my critters. They always leave some nasty surprises. Your ducks may or may not use them. If my muscovy roost it's generally at night in the winter. Otherwise they stay on the ground or forage at night when there's no snow.
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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Good to know. They do love their lantana bush, which is where they seem to nap a lot. Maybe we won't go nuts and will just get one "bench" for them.
Also it does seem the older they get the less they perch and roost. Definitely give a bench or two a try, if nothing else you got somewhere to sit.
 

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