New duck owner questions.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Butterflyhigh, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Butterflyhigh

    Butterflyhigh Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 1, 2013
    Hello all!
    I am considering buying several adult ducks. They will have three acres of land and a one acre pond to free-range during the day, and a house built inside of a barn to sleep in at night.
    My questions are:
    1. How much food can I expect to give them during the active foraging season vs. the winter months?
    2. How long should I keep them penned before turning them loose to forage and swim?
    3. How deep should the straw bedding (over a wooded floor) be? I don't want to have hidden eggs!

  2. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

    May 31, 2013
    For 1. I give my ducks 2-3 cups of feed it depends how many you got. 2.It depends on the ducks make sure they are tame enough where you can almost always pick them up pretty easy.3.I use 1 1/2 inches most of the time make sure they can make a nice nest and good luck if you get them I would.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2013
  3. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2012
    Delhi, New York
    Hi Butterflyhigh and [​IMG].

    With a pond that large you should make sure there are no snapping turtles in it. They will cause great harm and even death to your ducks.

    Good luck!

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