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After doing a lot of research I decided to get a flock of ducks as opposed to chickens. I get the ducklings in a few weeks and just started working on there house/run yesterday! Just wondering what the best wire to use would be? I am going to be fencing off the area next to it that is the garden/ raspberry patch so they can somewhat "free range" at times. I am getting 10 ducks so i hope it will be enough space. I will be putting in a stock tank set into the floor for a small "pond" and then was thinking to use wheat straw for the flooring. Any suggestions or pointers would be greatly appreciated! smile.png
Edited by AuroraDoerksen - 4/3/16 at 8:17am
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here!! I'm afraid I'm not a duck keeper but please do pop by the duck section where I'm sure the keepers there will be able to help you. Here is the link ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

Wishing you the very best of luck with your new duck venture. Enjoy BYC frow.gif
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:welcome

 

Yes check out the duck section, Yorkshire Coops mentioned.

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HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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post #4 of 6

Hi and welcome to BYC - alas, i have never kept ducks either, but Y/Coop has given you the best suggestion and I'm sure members there will help you out.

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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post #5 of 6

I've never had ducks either but, think they are adorable.  What breeds do you have?  The duck thread folks will be able to  answer your questions.

 

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There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
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