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« on: September 15, 2009, 06:38:32 pm »

A female Muscovy showed up at our house a couple weeks ago.  We have been feeding her scratch and want to build her a pen.  We've got a farm pond and are considering a floating pen so that she has some protection.  Her wings have been clipped, so she can't fly to avoid predators.

Does anyone have any advice on floating pens?  Or other types of pens?

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2009, 08:42:29 pm »

Would a floating pen keep her safe from turtles?

We think we have snappers on our pond - and we know we have dinner-plate sized other turtles. And ducklings do disappear. As we watch.

Floating would be safer from the red and grey fox families. Which we have - and one of which has been dining on Muscovy this summer.
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 09:57:45 pm »

If she used it.  Problem is, it might not work out quite like Field of Dreams where if you build it, she may not come.  She might not share your desire for her to stay there. 

For a pen to work, you'd have to be able to pen her there for awhile until she realizes that is home or she won't come back in willingly.  Even then, if there is something that is more enticing, she might not ever willingly come to the pen.  Using the pen as her sole source of food (besides what she gets while foraging) might help if the food is tempting enough.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2009, 07:55:27 am »

My muscovies will sleep on the docks in my fish ponds or under them along the shoreline.  I think if you built a small raft and put a roof on it while leaving all 4 sides open she might sleep there.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2009, 07:15:00 pm »

Thank you!
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