How high will ducks jump?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by wordgirl, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    I'm trying to figure out a design for the new coop I'm hoping to build this summer, and I'm trying to figure out how to keep the ducks from getting into the chicken portion of the coop. They'll have a fence/wall between them to separate them when they're both in the coop, but when they're out free ranging, I don't want the ducks to be able to get in the chicken door. If the chicken door is two feet up the wall, will the ducks jump up to go in there?
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Ours jump about a foot and half to go into their house each night, and they used the chickens ramp to go in their door until we removed the ramp.
     
  3. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Hmm. Will they jump onto a perch (like chickens)? Do you think if we built the chicken door about 3(+) feet up and built some sort of tiered perches for the chickens to go in, would the ducks still go in?
     
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  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Only Scovies will perch like the chickens so you should be good.
     
  5. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  6. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I want to keep my ducks seperated from the chickens or out of a particular run I stretch a 2 ft. high fence across the area and they haven't jumped over it yet.
     
  7. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Good. That's kind of what I'm planning to do inside the coop. I'm hoping/thinking it will be okay if the chickens get into the duck part of the coop, but I don't want the ducks making a mess in the chicken side. [​IMG]
     

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