How big should the Duck Area be??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bleenie, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    How big should me pens/coop/runs be for about 7 muscovy each??

    1male & the rest are females.

    I plan to have a 'small' pond inside and covered area for them. but not sure how much 'extra' room they should have.

    it will also have plants/bushes inside if i can find anything.

    i need 3 pens for my

    1. black/blue/silvers

    2. chocolates/lilacs

    3. For Sale/Extra's
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2009
  2. DuckMamaorBust

    DuckMamaorBust Out Of The Brooder

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    From other threads I've gathered they need about 10 sq ft of run per bird and 4 sq ft of shelter as a rule of thumb. However, there are a LOT more knowledgeable people than me on here who will say for sure.

    I don't know if those guidelines change based on what breed you have. I'm very interested to see what others say.
     
  3. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    i follow that rule too... 10sqft per duck of run, 4 sqft per duck for coop space...
     
  4. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    OK, they should have PLENTY of room in the 'Run' then. I will have to get a picture up of the field i plan on using.

    anyone else have any input on how big an Covered Area they should have?

    It may be a building that's open on the front and left side, depending on how i plan to set up the nesting for the girls.

    I want them to have plenty of room to run around but also plenty for nesting & to stay out of the weather if they want.

    not sure yet how i am going to set up the nesting boxes.
     
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    any suggestions??
     
  6. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I would say, as much room as you can possibly manage to give them.
     

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