How many is too many?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fishinchicken, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. fishinchicken

    fishinchicken In the Brooder

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    Apr 19, 2010
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    My husband has made me a duck house, 4' x5'. I have 8 ducklings, 4 buff orpington, 2 Indian runners and 2 mixed. Will this be enough room for all of them? I only plan on closing them up at night and if the weather becomes too frigid come winter. What do you guys think? I can pass on the mixed and return them to my friend if it will be too crowded once they are full grown.
     
  2. KansasKid

    KansasKid Songster

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Even as a night pen thats gonna be kinda crowded. You also have to think about how big of space can they have as a night pen but also live in if your ever away for a few days, or if something comes up and you won't be able to put them out or up.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011
  3. fishinchicken

    fishinchicken In the Brooder

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    I was afraid of that. I really love the runners...they are so cute. I already have two and to be honest I don't think they are the BO ducks. I think one is a runner and my farmer friend didn't realize he had given it to me. I think I will wait for the runners.
     
  4. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    California
    Hmm, that is kinda small. I have a 10'X6' enclosure for just 2 ducks... [​IMG]
     

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