Originally Posted by DuckiesAndBees
Sorry if this has been asked and answered on this thread, but does anyone here have ducks in Phoenix? I'm in Nebraska right now, but we are seriously thinking about moving to Phoenix and I would love to take my babies. My main concerns are (1) the heat (2) water- would it be too expensive or impractical to have waterbirds in the desert? (3) Housing or city rules- my ducks are technically illegal here, but no one cares. What is the situation in Phoenix? (4) How do you keep them out of the pool?!
i have 17 ducks(at the moment) and 13 chickens. the ducks have kiddie pools that are moved daily and dumped/filled daily to water the lawn. i have 3 different areas for the animals, all have giant waterers, tons of shade, misters in 2 of them. they all free range from morning until my dogs want out(around 1 or 2pm) then they get locked up into their own runs. the yard is fairly large. my biggest predators here are hawks. they came in pairs last week. big massive red ones!
i love my ducks and would have 50 if i could get away with it. but i swear if i ever fell on the ground outside, they would eat me.