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Hi:

Do you know if ducks can be used in the forest garden?  If so, what would you suggest.  I have lots of ducks.

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They sure can! I have them under plum, apple and pear trees that produce much better with the birds underneath. I like a mixed flock of muscovies, chickens and turkeys. The main caveat for mixing them would be  to have enough female ducks (4:1 at least) to males to reduce sexual aggression towards the chickens. Spanish cross turkeys can take care of themselves and are excellent sentries for raptors and raccoons.
 
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Thanks.  This is very helpful.  I have peafowl too and will add them to the mix.
 
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