I am hoping to be a backyard Duck person in the near future and have some questions about Ducks and cold weather. I am in Anchorage, AK. and think I want 2-4 ducks. I like the looks of the Muscovy and the Khaki Campbell breeds. I think the neighbors will appreciate the noise level of the Muscovys more... I like the thought of fresh eggs but as there is just two of us to eat them I don't need a breed that will give me a ton of eggs.
I have about a 1/3 of an acre of grass for them to roam in when I am home during the summer. During the winter that area will be snowbound.
Are chicken coop designs appropriate for ducks? I see that ducks don't like/can't negotiate steep ramps. For cleaning is a top that is hinged a good idea on the coop?
Is there anyone on the forum from up here that wants to share localisms regarding duck care?
I am slowly going through and searching the forum for advice- thanks for any advice on breeds for cold weather.