Can ducks stay in a duck yard? If so, how much space per bird?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by animaluvr4, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. animaluvr4

    animaluvr4 Just Hatched

    Nov 16, 2016
    I'm thinking about getting some Muscovy ducks, but need to know if they can stay in a fenced off duck yard. I don't want them destroying my whole yard. If so, how much space do they need per duck in the duck yard? Do they need to move around in a duck tractor like chickens? I have chickens, but am new to ducks...
  2. MartinsPoultry

    MartinsPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have Muscovy's as well and move them around so my yard doesn't get to damaged from drilling and over fertilized from their poo. I have an old welded steel grated box I move around about every three to four days and they are fine with it, at night they go into a coop to sleep. I am in the process of building them a run of their own that is covered so the females wont fly away, which is a high possibility with Muscovy's I have read. So I clip wings on top of keeping them covered in their box. The grated box is 5ft x 6ft and it fits four juvenile ducks comfortably.

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