I just acquired a pair of Call ducks yesterday, hatched 1 June this year. I've had ducks before but they were standard/large birds and I had 6. They shared a space with a few hens and they did well but I won't be keeping the new pair with my current flock of chickens. I'm wondering what kind of accommodations these tiny ducks will need, particularly during cold, snowy winters. From what I've been reading in multiple threads, they don't have the same requirements as chickens but I do worry because they're so small and I have only two of them. Mostly, I'm wondering how large a space will be sufficient for them. I don't use artificial heat or light but will insulate and feed and water will be kept outside. Would smaller be better to contain their body heat? What's the typical square footage per bird?
I'd love to see photos of winter accommodations people have for their ducks, particularly from colder climates.
Thank you in advance.
Edited by islandgirl82 - 9/13/16 at 5:34am