Before I cut the opening for the duck house....HOW BIG?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kwack, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. kwack

    kwack Out Of The Brooder

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    We are going to be cutting the door soon and before we do we want to be sure.... we were planning 18" x 18". Is that too tall? Too wide too narrow? We were going for a little wider because we will close them in at night and didn't want a crazy smashing dash for the door in the morning.

    We will have 6 to 8 ducks. Pekins, Cayugas and Welsh Harlequins.

    Thanks:D
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009
  2. jrleader99

    jrleader99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It probably depends on the type of duck that you have.

    I am just starting out too and had this same question. I have 8 Indian Runners ducklings (about 2-3 weeks old) and I think that I made my opening fairly small but as of right now can open it up if needed.
     
  3. cherub78

    cherub78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks (Pekin, Swede, Rouen, and Pekin-Runner) use the same door as the chickens and the Pekin and Swede are pretty big ducks.
    I think I had made the opening something like 15"x15". They haven't had any problem getting in or out, but they do bend down a little to come and go.
    I might go a little taller on the next door- maybe 18".
    Hope this helps.
     
  4. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    for my runners, my door is about 16 in high and about 12in wide. They use it just fine, but this is a door to their nest box. (My ducks live inside)
     
  5. kwack

    kwack Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your input. Gotta get a move on. They ducks are 8 days and already twice their hatch size - YIKES![​IMG]
     
  6. rfisherj

    rfisherj Out Of The Brooder

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    18 x 18 is what mine is. I can crawl though it if there is a issue when the gate or door freezes. Also works for geese and chickens.
     

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