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 In the Brooder

    Sep 15, 2009
    Westford, MA
    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

    Nov 20, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    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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