Runner ducks - how big a door opening do they need?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Peaches, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Peaches

    Peaches Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 11, 2007
    Stanwood, Wa.
    That probably sounds funny, but I've never had them and am considering getting some. My chicken coop door, where they would go to eat etc. is about 12 x 12 - my big muscovy's make it in but of course bend over. Runners are so upright... can the stoop? do they need a taller door.?
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    They can stoop

    I think my coop door is about hat size and she does fine.
  3. GosfieldAcres

    GosfieldAcres Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 15, 2011
    Our Runners, Khakis and Saxonies all sleep in the same shed, and they are so eager to get out the door in the morning that even before I am finished raising the 12 inch door they are all charging, stampeding, trampling each other to dive out the door, even if it's only half open.
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I am guessing your door will work fine. Mine can scoot under things quite easily, though I sized the sliding door height to 2ยด, and I keep it open (the veranda door is the security door) about 2' wide.

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