best type of fence to keep ducks out of garden?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Firemenlovechicks, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Just wondering about my veggie garden.... i am new to ducks and I want to know the best way to keep them out of my veggies..... Will an electric fence work? if not, how tall of a fence do I need to put in that they won't fool with going over?

    Any other tips appreciated as well.......


  2. lceh

    lceh Songster

    Oct 15, 2008
    Central Virginia
    I guess it depends on the kind of ducks you have and whether or not they can fly. I have Buff/Runner crosses, and I've fenced them out with 2' poultry netting stapled to wooden stakes. One found a spot where the wire pulled away and managed to get through, but once I fixed that they haven't bothered. But if the kids leave the gate open the devious birds will make a beeline for it.

    Good luck!
  3. firsthouse_mp

    firsthouse_mp Songster

    Dec 13, 2009
    This is my chicken and duck proofing. Essentially since my little voracious things will attack just about all my veggies, I have to keep everything protected.
    Protection for my lettuces:
    Protection for my alliums:
    Protection for my cabbage/beets:

    Just call us the "pen" animals are not penned up but my plants sure are [​IMG]
  4. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    Quote:Very nice garden you have there! What is growing on the privacy fence in the background? Are they "penned" as well?
  5. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    I just used plastic fencing. Works so far to keep the ducks out and the dog hasn't even tried to go under it yet, so serving both purposes.

  6. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Songster

    Feb 24, 2011
    Canberra, Australia
    I've got mesh fencing round each garden bed that's about 2 feet high (well, the fencing itself is a bit over 1 foot but it sits on a timber base so a bit under 2 feet in total). The ducks can reach through it and I let them have what they can grab but they don't bother getting into the garden itself. I have not fenced off my herb garden though but I should because they can't resist my garlic chives! I have medium sized ducks that don't really fly (Swedish).

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