Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tbone21, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. tbone21

    tbone21 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2013
    So in the spring I plan on getting some runners, giant pekin, khaki Campbell's and 3 white Chinese geese.... I am wondering if normal field fencing has two big of holes or can I use it? Or am I better off with welded wire? I am going to get four foot high either way. I plan on copping them up at night in their house and then letting them run around the fenced in area... There is a run off that flow every time it rains in the area I plan on building (behind the fainting goats lol so going to build a pond in there and let it flow through pen so every time it rains fresh water to play in and no rain I will just drain and refill...
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    Paige wire? It's to large most of the smaller birds will just walk right through, i have some for my horses and they duck(lol) underneath as well as the small females go through the squares.

    Welded wire would be the better choice, i have some around my sheep paddock, and they cannot get in there unless they fly in lol
  3. tbone21

    tbone21 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2013
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    That looks similar to what I use


    And it works well for daytime. Just to be on the safe side, I also wrapped coated small-diameter (one inch) chicken wire around the bottom two feet to make it harder for things to reach through in their Day Pen. But at night, they are in a very secure building.

    I did not put the chicken wire around the two larger fenced areas - they are only in those areas when I am close by.

    Once they are adult sizes, that woven wire works fine. I will say that twice in 3.5 years, a duck has gotten her head woven through the wire. [​IMG]

    The first time, it took me over half an hour to realize something had happened, and the second time, just a few minutes. I watch them fairly closely.

    The first one scraped her jaw and strained some muscles, but she recovered well. The second was just annoyed.

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