Runner ducks coop size

Jay262

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10 Years
Apr 21, 2009
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Im am getting 4 runner ducks and im wondering about how big i should build there coop i was thinking about 4 x 6 or should i go bigger. They are gonna be contained mainly inside within a couple months impending the canadian snow fall and harsh climate. Any help would be greatly apperciated.
 

nwfl

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9 Years
Jan 4, 2011
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Northwest Florida
You can find great ideas in Ducks subject threads. My ducks have 4x8 Aframe tractors with floors of wood/metal grate.

Edited to add: the tractors are inside large pens. Ducks have molded ponds as well.
 
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TDM

Songster
8 Years
May 6, 2011
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Michigan Upper Peninsula
Here is a good resource:

From http://www.duckhealth.com/housmngt.html

Floor space

Overcrowding ducks can be extremely detrimental to their health, growth or egg production. Providing adequate floorspace at each stage of development is basic to successful duck raising. While undercrowding is not usually a problem, it is better to stock ducks at near the recommended density (see Table 2 below) in cold weather so that body heat will help warm the room in which the ducks are confined.


Table 2. Floor Space Allowances For Ducks

Age (weeks) Space/Duck (sq cm) Space/Duck (sq ft)
1 289 0.31
2 576 0.62
3 1024 1.10
4 1369 1.47
5 1764 1.90
6 2116 2.28
7 2304 2.48
Developing Breeders 2500 2.69
Laying Breeders 2809 3.02
 

nwfl

Songster
9 Years
Jan 4, 2011
314
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Northwest Florida
This is what I have. We get one month or so of freezing though, a little snow, some sleet and freezing rain. couldn't rotate on my phone, drat. One raised diving platform that is a blast for them and us and one inground pond for the calmer girls.




There are great setups on Ducks subjects in Other Poultry. Posts discuss snow on flight netting, freezing water issues etc.,. That's where I got lots of ideas for other duck related things that I can apply here in .
 

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