How tall is a Pekin adult?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by olywarick, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. olywarick

    olywarick New Egg

    Jul 22, 2014
    Olympia, Washington

    Trying to make house for them, inbound next week as new hatchlings. Cannot find how tall they get anywhere. Lots of info on weight, laying potential, but nothing on how tall the doors need to be and ceilings.

    Can anyone please help? I wanted to start building walls tomorrow!


    New duck parents Rick and Susie
    Olympia, WA
  2. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2014
    I looked it up on yahoo answers.

    And it says that they get about the same size as mallards but a tad bigger, hope that helps

  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    My runners are about 20 to 24 inches tall. That breed can get up to 27 inches, I believe. Pekins don't stand as tall but they are overall larger - 8 pounds or so compared to 4. From what I have seen, a doorway two feet high should accommodate them.

    Been quite the summer, I do not get an opportunity to read all the posts on the forum these days. Hope it's going well for you. I had trouble finding out how tall runners get when I was building their house, too.

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