Combined Duck/Geese Coop Ideas Needed

Jan 2, 2020
1
0
4
I'm looking for ideas on coop/run design for a "larger" combined flock of ducks and geese. We are looking to get 10 Indian Runner ducks, 1 Cayuga, 1 Rouen, and 2 Pilgrim geese at the beginning of June. Right now we're in the planning stage, and are needing to build a new coop and run to house them. So far, much of the information about duck and goose housing that I can find online is geared towards people who have 2-3 ducks or 2-3 geese, not flocks of 12 or more ducks with a few geese as well. If you are someone that has a combined flock with a larger amount of birds, I'd love to see some pictures of your set up for inspiration.

For anyone who is interested, we plan on having a coop/run combo that is large enough and safe enough for them to be in during the day when we are not home and at night with access to the run and coop on all but the worst weather nights. We plan on letting the flock "free-range" on our fenced 5 acres when we're home (like we do with our chickens), and giving them supervised access to the garden to help control the bug population (though probably not the geese, as I actually want to get produce.)
 

DuckyDonna

Free Ranging
Aug 26, 2018
3,511
13,140
706
Dallas, Georgia
I'm sure you already know the risk of letting them free range during the day so I won't bother going into that but at night if you don't lock them all up in a safe secure pen you won't have them for long. @Miss Lydia has both and I'm pretty sure she will agree about that. She should have some good ideas about housing them too.
 

bluemerle

Songster
Aug 11, 2018
371
903
206
Northern Nevada
I went with a pallet barn, though my barn is a little different from the one in that video (mine is 3 pallets for the back wall: 2 pallets "deep" with a 2 pallet divider in the middle, giving me two stalls - which I can always add more if needed). And of course, I recommend plywood siding and a proper predator apron to keep critters out.
 

Miss Lydia

Drakes are Awesome
Premium member
10 Years
Oct 3, 2009
104,213
103,944
1,842
Mountains of Western N.C.
I agree with @sourland having ducks geese an chickens, geese are very unpredictable when breeding season comes around I have never been able to house my ducks an geese together in one coop. My 2 geese have their own house my ducks an chickens theirs. Also ganders will mate with female ducks if given a chance and fight with drakes and yes even kill other poultry. Mine are all together within little over half fenced acre during the day and that seems to work okay for the most part. They def need security at night.
 
Top Bottom