- May 19, 2017
,for livestock purposes not pet. We have a lagoon that was used for hog uhm nutrient drainage but have had it tested and the water is clear and good to go now. It is quite large like small/med pond large and bout ten ft deep. It is about an acre of water and another mostly fenced in. If we got ducks.... do we need enforce it like a chicken run? Or just give them a shelter to be locked in at night? Or do they even need that. Yes we do have coyote here among the other usuals.. fox, coons, owls, hawks, the very occasional dog etc. will the ducks stay put or will they decide fly fly away from here? Or would we need clip wings? How much dry land do they need if we do need fence it in well? We do have wild geese and ducks that come through and use the lagoon for a stop over but not stay. We have duck weed on the lagoon during the growin season... is it safe for them to eat and be in? We have planned to add fish this spring to it as well. So. For something like this living condition and to eat what would be the breeds we should look at? A family member a few hours away has mallards she adores amd those are lovely to look at but how hearty are they? As far as feed goes.. a waterfowl feed is all we would need for that or something more for them? Anything that they like in the water or to do... other than play and bathe?