Neal Foley wrote:I think just letting them free-range and fend for themselves is risking running a predator feeding operation. Probably not what you are after. Even with a LGD, not providing them with some sort of shelter or nesting place is risking a high loss factor.
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Oh, and I'll add this since it sounds like you want the Muscovies for egg production?? I don't see them as being good for that. My muscovies lay eggs once a year... even if I pull eggs each day, they don't just continue to lay eggs...they eventually stop... if you want egg production, your best bet is K.Campbells...or pekins...or Blue Swedish...but not Muscovies. I love my Muskies but they are not geared for egg production, at least mine aren't. Delicious meat, good foragers, good bug patrol, sweet pets...I love how they wag their tails and that bobbing thing they do with their necks/heads....
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