Adding space for ducks

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by quizzlecakes, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. quizzlecakes

    quizzlecakes Just Hatched

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    Hi there! I'm new to BYC! I recently started raising chickens, I have 8, they are now about 3 months old :) I want to add a few ducks to my flock and was wondering if anyone has advice on how this will effect my coop situation. I've read that ducks don't roost so I'm assuming they will sleep in the run, is this dangerous? My coop sits on the ground, I have some hardware wire under the sand bedding, is this sufficient for keeping out predators? My
    Current coop is about 4x6, I plan on adding a larger run, since everyone is too little to free range all day just yet will they be happy to cohabitate for a few months? Thanks for the help!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    4x6 too small for 8 chickens......would not add ducks at this point.
     
  3. quizzlecakes

    quizzlecakes Just Hatched

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    I plan on free ranging in about a month, this is temporary because I want them to get a little bigger, many predators around here. I will be adding a larger run as well
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Free ranging does not make a smaller coop any more acceptable.
    During a predator event, terrible weather(winter), etc.
     

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