Few Ducky Questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cluckcluck1215, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    Have a couple duck questions:
    •Have you ever ordered from Metzer Farm's?If so, how many, what date, did they all arrive correct breeds, ages and colors, and all arrive alive?
    •How big of a coop would I need for 6 ducks?
     
  2. Vyctoria

    Vyctoria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of my ducks were ordered from Metzer, all arrived on time, correct, alive, and healthy. I've made two orders from them last year and I have another coming this May. I would recommend them to anyone. [​IMG]

    In terms of size, I believe the ratio is usually 3-4 square feet minimum per duck in the coop, but someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017
  3. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that people reccommend 4-6 square feet, although its probally worth considering building a slightly larger coop, as ducks are very addictive! ('Duck Math' is even worse than 'chicken math' :D).

    Charlotte
     
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  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Size for the coop depends on when they will be in it.
    Here in the south, my girls are in the coop at night only. I've had 5 in a 3'x6' (so 18 sq ft) of space and there is plenty of room. But if you are in a colder area where you might keep them cooped up during some winter days, you might want to go larger.
     
  5. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    I'm in ME
    Weather cannot be predicted very well......
    They will be in the coop part at night.
    With a run in the day.
    With a couple hours of free ranging.
     

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