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Backyard ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cute bantams, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. cute bantams

    cute bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone I have been looking at geese but since they are loud I can't have any in my current situation :hit :barnie I would like to get some ducks and I have a few questions about them 1. How many do you need I was thinking of getting 3 a Rouen , blue Swedish and a emery pencilled runner 2. Can they live in the same area as chickens not in the same coop but in the same backyard thanks in advance for the help ~ cute bantams :D
     
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  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on how big your back yard is, personally i recommend at least half an acre pure duck so they can free range nicely and always be able to be healthy.
     
  3. maxsgoldens

    maxsgoldens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 13 acres and 10 ducks, 7guineas, 27 chickens and two turkeys. They only use about a quarter of an acre of the land
     
  4. cute bantams

    cute bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say we have a quarter of an acre
     
  5. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then I wouldn't recommend getting any . This is me personally saying this . The more space they have the less chance there is of the sores of disease
     
  6. Sfraker

    Sfraker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 ducks in a 30' x10' run. That have plenty of room to spread out. They also have a 10' x 6' coop for night time.
    As long as you are able to keep it clean you will be fine. I strip out all their straw once a week.
     
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  7. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have chickens but I do have ducks in my backyard. It is under 1/4 of an acre and I have 4, soon to be 5 ducks. That has been plenty of room for mine along with my 3 dogs and 2 kids. My ducks usually just sit on my patio anyway. Having ducks and chickens can work but you will need to watch them to make sure that no one is getting picked on. Are you having males and females? Some male ducks will try to mount chickens but again that depends on the duck and it is just something that you should be aware of.
     
  8. cute bantams

    cute bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do ducks need much more space than chickens ?
     
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  9. cute bantams

    cute bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks I have seen this behavior but it is dangerous for the chicken
     
  10. cute bantams

    cute bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes I do this with my chickens
     

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