Making a new duck run

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by treldib, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think an 8 x 8 chain link fence dog run style coop with a large dog house/duck motel attached is big enough for 2 medium sized hens? Read again if you are confused [​IMG]
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I would make it bigger if I could. Ducks are pretty messy. The more room you give them the easier the mess is to handle.
     
  3. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea...they definetly are...they are about 5 weeks now and will be going outside permanently very soon.
     
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will they live there full time? If they will free range during the day and only be locked up at night, then I would say that's plenty for two ducks. I have ten adult ducks and two geese that spend nights in a 12 x 8 run with attached house, and it works just fine. It does get stinky and I have to refresh the bedding regularly, but for nighttime only it's quite adequate. If they're living there full time, it's another story.
     

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