This spring wll be my first full year with Muscoveys. I started last winter with 1 drake and 2 hens. Well.... Needless to say after tons of babys and my DH pushing the issue to GET RID of them.. I now have 8. 4 hens 4 drakes. The older daddy drake has claimed all 4 hens. The 3 younger drakes, which are grown and huge, just pal around together....... Do you think with the older Alpha drake he will keep the other 3 in 'check'???? I would really prefer to keep them as pets. But I also understand they will have 'needs' too and there will be the occassional issue.. Or should I try and find them homes? I've asked around, but I think most people just want to eat them.... Some people have told me to just turn them out on their ponds, but say they have to fend for themselves. Hopefully the can just get along. I'd have better luck selling pairs, but I want to keep my hens for sure!!