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Drakes need a MINIMUM of two girls each but we actually have 24 girls to 2 boys. And they're all happy.
I have a pair of muscovy ducks.
When I let them range and it starts to get dark they fly on my deck and
perch on the rail and stay there for the night. When I don't let them range
and there just in a dog kennel with a small coop inside it they spend the
night laying down outside the coop. Do you think I should put a perch
in the coop?
I have a young duck and it
has lost the power of it's legs, what could be
What do you use on your ground
to keep the dust down? Straw? When you sweep up the poops,
doesn't it waste a lot of bedding material? I was going to use shavings,
but I hate to throw it away every few days. I am in the city, and
don't want the odor to get bad and piss off my fussy neighbor lady.
I am raking up the poops every 3 days or so.
My ducks are now flying
across the yard very low to the ground but a little farther each time.
Will they stay if we don't clip their wings? Would it be better if we let
them go if they want? Of course we have become very attached, but
we have a friend who has a campground who said we can release them there.
I have plenty of room for them in our coop and they get along with the
chickens and turkeys but I don't want to pen them if they don't do well.