how many

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thekid, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. thekid

    thekid Songster

  2. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Songster

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    Mar 26, 2010
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    Which one are you asking about?

    Sorry, now I know what you are asking..... ducks do not need roosts. They are low laying and sleep on the ground (most of the time unless in the wild). That's a BIG expensive building. How many ducks are you planning to keep?
     
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  3. thekid

    thekid Songster

    Quote:i was just courious how many it could hold it will be a while away i would keep ducks and maybe 10 years later chickens it would be easier for me to just get that i would first get mini appleyard i am not good at building things lol but how many would it hold the ducks would just ignore the roosts [​IMG]
     
  4. KansasKid

    KansasKid Songster

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    12x40= 480sqft so if they were not going to get to free range during the day you could hold 5 pair (11 birds or so) rule of thumb 100sqft per pair if that is permanent pen. But if they get out during the day you could put as many as 24 in there just for the night.
     
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  5. thekid

    thekid Songster

    so 11 is maxium you would say no more?
     
  6. KansasKid

    KansasKid Songster

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    ah, you could probably get away with 15 in that size pen since you are considering the miniature appleyards
     

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