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How did you find us?
farmfountain.com forum
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
not quite yet - have all the supplies, but currently in process of moving to another state, so will wait to set it up until I am settled
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Artist and writer, originally from Los Angeles, have been gardening organically since the 70s, mostly in containers

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At 11:56am on September 6, 2010, TCLynx said…
Muscovies make good mommies but I don't think I would grow them for eggs. I've heard people say that indian runner ducks are good egg layers if you like duck eggs.

However, muscovies are supposed to be very good at fending for themselves which makes them good for a free range situation where minimal supplemental feed is provided. I don't know how true this is though as we have always provided plenty of free choices commercial feed as well as lots of space for them to forage. They do love BSF larva though.
At 11:36am on September 6, 2010, TCLynx said…
Well if you ever decide you want to raise birds for meat, I recommend Muscovy Ducks as they breed well and mine have been very good at raising young. However, Don't get them if you don't want to eat them as they are likely to overpopulate otherwise.

Lots of animals do make it more difficult to travel so definitely avoid the milk goats if you still want to travel much since they would require lots of personal attention to keep them used to being milked.

It is kinda a pain for us since we do travel a lot and the eggs and feeders need some one to check daily.

The trick is to set up the systems and everything so that it will be easy for a neighbor to check on. (Don't expect a neighbor to clean any filters, design the systems so that all that needs doing is to see that the pump is running, there is feed in the feeder and no dead fish floating.)
At 11:06am on September 6, 2010, TCLynx said…
I understand the desire for seasons.
At 8:04am on September 6, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hi Cori,

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community! I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics. There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions. Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.

A great place to start is to read the How to Use This Site link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Main page.

Please participate!

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.

Sylvia
 
 
 

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