Igloos for ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by craigery50cent, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. craigery50cent

    craigery50cent Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 ducks will they fit in a medium dog igloo?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    What breed of ducks, what size igloo?
     
  3. Tivona

    Tivona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That really depends on what you mean by fit and how you plan on using it.

    I have 5 ducks and I do use an igloo for a nest box and its plenty big for that. I have several nest boxes but the igloo would be fine in size for them if it was all I had.

    Igloos, at least any I have seen, are not able to be securely closed. Any predictors could easily attack unless the igloo itself was in a lockable enclosure.

    For sleeping yes they will fit, at times my birds have slept in it but the igloo is in the pen that is able to keep out any predators so its just if they want to sleep in it they can. They have and occasionally do sleep in it.

    The igloo would be way to small for keeping them in but for nests or shelter then yeah. Unless you have crazy big ducks it should work. Currently I have mine in my goose pen. It sleeps 2 geese with no problems and room to spare.
     
  4. Little Byrd

    Little Byrd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you using it for a coop? If you're using it like a coop it needs to be at least 2 square feet per duck.

    I have a large dog igloo that I use for my ducks as part of their coop and it isn't nearly enough space for them by itself, so I attached a 3 by 2 kennel to the front to give them more space.
     
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  5. craigery50cent

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    yes I made a PVC square I planned on putting the igloo inside its a 5' by 5'
     
  6. craigery50cent

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    I don't know I bought them at a feed store there are 2 a grey kinda color and look like runners ones brown with a white chest and one has a crest and is grey .
     
  7. Amiga

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    I am going to guess you ave a couple of Swedish, there, perhaps. Those get to be closer to 8 pounds, but there are two, and it's an igloo that they only need at night (inside a predator-proof pen with a top), and the igloo is about 4 feet diameter, it probably would be big enough - you need to think about ventilation and keeping it warm enough, too.
     
  8. craigery50cent

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    [​IMG] the others are the same color but a white chest and one has a crest
     
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  9. Amiga

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    My first, gut feeling is Khaki Campbell. Those are a little smaller, maybe 4 to 5 pounds.
     
  10. craigery50cent

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    All of them even the crested?
     

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