how much space need 3-4 Muscovy Ducks?

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  1. new breeder

    new breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i want t buy 1 Drake and 2-3 hen's but i dont have t much space for the coop, i have a big run but small place to make a coop, so i want t know how many space they need.... 2meter x 0.50m x 0.50 height it will be ok? i will be happy t learn yout thoughts !!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you only looking at females? or males as well. For just overnight, you could do a 4x4 coop with 4 females, if you add males i'd probably down that to 3 max, boys are big.

    I have one "extra" smaller, coop a 4x4 and i keep two Muscovy drakes and two Buff orpington female ducks in this, it's only for overnight. My main barn cannot house anymore drakes, it already has 5 lol That's more than enough boys in a confine spacing.
     
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    1 male and 2 or 3 female.... 4ft is 1,5m ?

    in my mind i thiink i can make 2m x 1m x 0,50 height !!! i think they will be ok, only for the night, the day i will free them t my backyard (with my chickens)
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Storeys guide to raising ducks rec inside space be 2-6 Sq ft depending on size and temperament . I have 8 ducks inside a 8X10 house with individual stalls since I have 2 drakes in there that cannot sleep together. Mine range in the open fenced in property daily too. Go as large as you can for sleeping quarters because if your like most of us they are addicting and you'll be getting more either by Muscovy Broody or buying from someone else. lol.
     
  5. new breeder

    new breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hahahhahahahaha i make it bigger then!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i think it will be not tall but big, after all thay ar not like chickens t sleep high right? [​IMG]
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Mine don't roost but some folks do put up roosts for theirs but it doesn't have to be high like chickens roosts. You might like to make it so you can walk inside though it's so much easier to clean out. All my duck/chicken/goose house are walk in but 1 and boy is it a dickens to clean much better to be able to walk inside. I have a pic of some of my houses on here in my profile if you want to take a look.

    And believe me you'll be glad you built big. I went from 4 Muscovy's when I first started to 15 now. and added chicken and geese into the mix. [​IMG]
     
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  7. new breeder

    new breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hell my coop it will be on air, so when i want t clean i will open the roof, the floor it will be made from wire-fentch.... 1ft above the grass, .. well i need t make the coop and the pool( 2,5x2,5ft) and them i will make feeders and wateress

    i will try t make all of them with my 2 hands :)
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I will give a bit of advise on using wire for floor, it's rough on ducks feet and can cause Bumble foot which is something else to treat and get rid of, so you might want to consider another type of flooring, but being able to open the roof for cleaning is a great idea.
     
  9. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 what ML said. I would avoid that wire.
     
  10. new breeder

    new breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicken wire 1/2'' I think it's called in English .... ...
    not sure what else i can use :(

    i will use this --->

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    for the floor wall and roof, and then i will dress it (for protection of wind etc)
     
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