New Duck Owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AuroraDoerksen, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. AuroraDoerksen

    AuroraDoerksen In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2016
    [​IMG]After doing a lot of research I decided to get a flock of ducks as opposed to chickens. I get the ducklings in a few weeks and just started working on there house/run yesterday! Just wondering what the best wire to use would be? I am going to be fencing off the area next to it that is the garden/ raspberry patch so they can somewhat "free range" at times. I am getting 10 ducks so i hope it will be enough space. I will be putting in a stock tank set into the floor for a small "pond" and then was thinking to use wheat straw for the flooring. Any suggestions or pointers would be greatly appreciated! :)
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2016
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here!! I'm afraid I'm not a duck keeper but please do pop by the duck section where I'm sure the keepers there will be able to help you. Here is the link ~

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new duck venture. Enjoy BYC :frow
  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH

    Yes check out the duck section, Yorkshire Coops mentioned.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - alas, i have never kept ducks either, but Y/Coop has given you the best suggestion and I'm sure members there will help you out.

    All the best
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I've never had ducks either but, think they are adorable. What breeds do you have? The duck thread folks will be able to answer your questions.

  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.

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