Free range vs run for ducks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Newbie x9, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Newbie x9

    Newbie x9 In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2018
    Hey everyone!
    I'm so super excited to be getting 9 ducklings in a few weeks (*eekk!! *)
    I'm trying to decide what to do with the ducks. Free range in our yard or keep them in a run. We have hawks and coyotes so I'm leaning towards a run. I just feel like they'd thrive in our yard more. Any wisdom?
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  2. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Crossing the Road

    Jan 18, 2017
    Middle Earth
    My Coop
    Hey wow that's exciting! Welcome to byc! I'm so glad you could join us.

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  3. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    Sounds very exciting!

    We let our ducks free range, but we do have the occasional problem with foxes.
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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi & :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! How exciting to be getting ducklings :clap I’m afraid I don’t keep ducks but I’m sure if you pop by the duck section the keepers there will be able to help you ~

    Good luck & enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
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  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello and :welcome I hope you enjoy the site :thumbsup
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If it comes down to thrive(free range) or die (predators), I would pick a nice, safe, covered run for them with kiddie pool for swimming. But, maybe ducks are good at escaping predators :idunno
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  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Newbie x9 :frowWelcome! Very exciting! :clap

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. There are some down the bottom of the page which are duck specific.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your ducks when they arrive, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    You may also be interested in these links:
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  10. Newbie x9

    Newbie x9 In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2018
    Thank you everyone for the kindness and help!!
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