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Good size duck coop/run?

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So my dad and I started building a seperate coop for the ducks. We got a big doghouse and we're going to put it in the run type thing we're building so they can lay eggs/sleep in there. The run around it is 16x8 ft. The only thing left to do is put chicken wire around it and over the top. We currently have 4 ducks but plan on getting 1-2 more. Is this a good size coop? It is all we could do for now since the only thing we had to buy is the doghouse we found on craigslist.
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What kind of ducks do you have? How big is the large doghouse? Is it well ventilated and can it be secured at night?

Ducks need from 2 to 6 square feet of space in their house depending on their size and temperaments... the height doesn't need to be more than 3 ft high since they don't roost like chickens, but they need plenty of space to be comfortable in and the more the better since a smaller house will get mucky quicker... chicken wire will keep them in, but it won't keep predators out... duck is a fave of predators so if you use chicken wire on the run, you really should be locking them up inside a secure duck house at night...
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We put a door on the front of the dog house with a latch on it do predators can't get in. They are 3 buff ducks and one jumbo pekin duck.
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