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Free ranging dilemma

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chicks Galore3, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    I want to get 3 to 6 ducks in April and I would rather not house them with my chickens to help with mess control. However, there is not an easy way to connect the to-be duck coop to an outside run. The coop is basically a converted large horse stall inside of my barn, with no direct access to an outside door. Would the ducks be ok outside all day with no access to their coop? I would obviously have water stations around for them and there's plenty of sheltered spaces around the farm. Would they need food or places to lay eggs? I can see this plan probably won't work, especially not in the winter, but thought I'd ask.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    What about a direct access to an outside wall? inside the stall, then you could cut in a pop door like for chickens but larger, all you'd have to do is close and lock at night, here is what I'm talking about.
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