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Setting up area for housing and breeding Muscovy Ducks

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« on: March 06, 2009, 05:04:31 am »

I have 11 Muscovy's. 4 drakes and 7 ducks. First question: How many drakes should I have for 7 ducks?

1 drake can successfully cover 4-6 ducks, sometimes more.  I'd use two were it me & I were dealing with a pied flock.

I read somewhere that splitting a plastic 55 gallon barrel in half length wise and then in half again make good shelters for laying eggs. Is this a good set up? I already have the barrels. Just need to cut them. Waiting for my Multimaster tool to arrive to begin cutting.

Yes, I use that method very successfully.  You can see my set up HERE
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