Rabbit hutch for ducks....chickens yes, but ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bayyjayy, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did a search and saw a ton of posts for chickens....has anyone used a rabbit hutch for ducks?
     
  2. DuckMan50

    DuckMan50 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im going to use one
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  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    It really depends on the breed of duck you want to house in the hutch. I'm guessing it has a wire bottom? I would only use it for ducklings and bantam breeds.
    I wouldn't use it for Medium or Heavy breeds. The wire will hurt their feet and they'll develop sores all over and they won't stand or even move for that matter.
     
  4. DuckMan50

    DuckMan50 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wait.. so i couldn't be able to use it for my rouen ducks
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  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If it is big enough, you could, but I'd change out the flooring and try to do so in an easy to clean way.

    I wouldn't use it if you plan on leaving them directly on the wire bottom (I'm guessing it has a wire bottom).
     
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  6. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other than the wire flooring I'd say it would be fine. I have one with a wooden floor for an Indian Runner and a White Crested. However, they never use it. They prefer to sleep outside on the grass. I'm assuming it will get more use when it snows. [​IMG]
     
  7. Kschwartz

    Kschwartz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that is what I am currently using. Mine is a 4X6' with 3 separate "rooms". It has a wooden floor, not wired and I use it for my 2 Rouens, plenty big enough for them. We did have to modify it slightly, but not much! I will post some pictures later if my camera is nice to me!
     
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  8. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have gone into more detail...I want to use it for my babies until they can go out in the pasture and free range.
     
  9. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a 4 room; wired floored rabbit hutch for my call ducks (3 ducks in all) during breeding season. One room for feed, one for water, one with nest boxes, and the last one has straw covering the bottom so they can rest their lil ducky feet. So I think it should work for lil babies.
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Plastic poultry fence on top of the wire floor might help. For brooding, someone on the forum said she uses towels, which dry quickly and are soft on their precious little webbed feet. Good traction, too.
     

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