How to know if I have adequate space for my ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kikidee, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Cayuga drake and I have always been wondering if their space is enough. What is the minimum for their space? They seem perfectly happy and even if I leave their gate open they won't leave. I will provide pictures if needed. Thanks!
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Do you mean in night quarters or for outside freeranging space during the day?
     
  3. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Free ranging space during the day.
     
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I have 2 ducks in a space 3 x 3 metres- so about 9 x 9 foot. They quickly demolished the grass in a matter of days - however my runners that have the rest of the yard and can move around freely all get to do so on lush grass. The larger the area you can provide of course is best for the ducks- but it can also depend on the ground and if you have grass- or just bare dirt- or if you have laid down gravel or sand for cleaning. Another factor to consider is if you can move around the fencing so that you can rest one area to let the grass grow back. How big is the area they are currently living in?
     
  5. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked my dad because I am not sure, and he guessed 12 X 25. My grass is dry and has never really been present so its mostly dirt and some dry grass xD
     
  6. duckyfromoz

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    Thats plenty big enough for the two of them.
     
  7. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am glad, they seem really happy [​IMG]
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I am glad, they seem really happy [​IMG]

    Now we need to see some pics of the happy ducks.. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am glad, they seem really happy [​IMG]

    Now we need to see some pics of the happy ducks.. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    you think i should post them here? i was thinking of making a new thread to introduce them, but I don't mind either.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Now we need to see some pics of the happy ducks.. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    you think i should post them here? i was thinking of making a new thread to introduce them, but I don't mind either.

    it would be okay either way. [​IMG]
     

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