how much space do i need

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TheBirdMan5, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. TheBirdMan5

    TheBirdMan5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to be getting 10 grimaud hybrid pekin ducks this spring from Metzer farms and I am just wondering how much space they need. thank you for any info. Jay in MA
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I've never heard of grimaud hybrid Pekin ducks before but sounds like they might be on the large side. Are you wanting space for inside a duck house? In storeys book to raising ducks it says. 2-6sq' per duck depending on size. and temperament and outside run 2-10' again depending on size and temperament.
     
  3. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best rule of thumb is go as large as you possibly can from the start.
     
  4. TheBirdMan5

    TheBirdMan5 Out Of The Brooder

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    it says they have a laid back temperament and they get to be 10 lbs.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Well like HDF says go as large as you can , especially if they can't free range because they can make a muddy mess out of an enclosure in a very short time.
    The book gives great guide lines.
     

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