How many ducks can fit in my coop?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by neetabeamie, May 23, 2016.

  1. neetabeamie

    neetabeamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a duck coop (was a chicken coop) that is 5' x 8' surrounded by a fenced in yard that is around 30/40' long and about 11' wide.

    How many ducks (medium sized, Welsh Harlequin, Cayuga, white layer and Ancona) can I have?
     
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    neetabeamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will also be letting them out of the duck yard and into my back yard quite frequently.
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Storey's Guide to Raising ducks recommends 2 to 6 sq ft per duck depending on size for their housing... medium breeds, so I would go with 4 sq ft per duck... that would max you out at 10... this is also dependent on their temperaments and habits, etc... I would start with a smaller group and leave room for additional later... :)
     
  4. neetabeamie

    neetabeamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!
     
  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Very welcome and good luck!

    Btw, I highly recommend that book, Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks... tons of great info in it for any duck owner... :)
     

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