|Tom A ||
Posted 05-06-2003 at 03:00:22
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The answer is sort of "it depends." According to my wife (the brains of this operation) muscoveys are well known as good mothers, and given resources she'll teach the babies all they need to know.
*But* the catch is given resources. If they only have access to prepared feed in feeders that are too tall, the mom can't lift her babies up to it...but if they've got access to enough free-range, she'll take them and teach them to forage. Same with water, so your idea of giving them smaller waterer is right since they can't get to the bigger one yet. So trust her instincts but help where needed.