will muscovies use a chicken house?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by spish, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i have 9 muscovies now (yay!) 2 drakes 4 females for sure..still debating the sex of the other 3 (they are 6 months)!
    the four 'for sure' females are between 1 and 2 years old...the drakes are 2 years so im guessing the ladies will begin laying again soon

    last year they had a stable they could go in and out of to lay but this year they've been moved into a field a sleep under the stars (they have shelter but only use it if its windy)

    any how ive been rying to find out sizes for a 'scovy nesting box/house, but cant find anything? so my man says why not use the old chicken house thats not in use (its not actually old, we bought it 4 months back and havent really used it yet, its just stood there empty!)

    if i add a small sloped ladder and take out the roosts....do you think they'll use it??
     
  2. Kyle E

    Kyle E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they will, my drake never really used it but the female loves mine thats where she buillds her nests.
     
  3. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovies are the strange type of duck that will roost with the chickens! So not only can the hens make nests in the corners, they should all use the roosts.....
     

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