Mandarin ducks.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by paulkayne, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. paulkayne

    paulkayne New Egg

    Hi ppl , Paul here. Nice to meet u all. I am in the process of building my first avery, I plan to house 2x pairs of mandarin ducks. I have the usual requirements pond etc. A few key areas which I am stuck on and could be doing with some much needed opinions are as follows.

    * the bottom of the sides /front . (Protection from predators ? What has others used..

    * housing materials . Which is best to use ?

    * plants / shrubs is there any specific types or best to use ? As was going to put in artificial grass around the pond area.

    All help and opinions are greatly welcomed .

    Thank you
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Paul, nice to meet you. Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. Sorry I don't know about ducks but, the folks on the "Duck thread," should be able to answer your questions- just put "duck thread" in the search box and it will come up for you.
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Paul and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard with us.

    As DD says, your questions will be better answered by the duck peeps - the only thing i know about ducks is how to cook 'em[​IMG]

    All the best

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