Small flock questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Goat_Walker, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Ok, well I have a small flock of 3 adults, 1 juvenile , and an unknown number of ducklings on the way.

    I posted somewhere else That I received a large "box" that I am going to paint and use as my duck house.

    I also have 2 dog kennels as well as a chicken coop and a large rabbit hutch that they can be in.

    Will my ducks be more prone, since they are a small flock, to all sleep in one place, or will they split up?

    Im currently thinking of expanding my flock in the spring, will they split up sleeping arrangement when they have a larger flock?


    Also, How much room is recommended per duck ? They have a 25 x 25 pen at the moment. There is a pen exactly like the one they are in right next to it, but it is not being used thanks to s downed tree that wrecked the fence.

    How many ducks could I have in there?
    I love them, and like I said am thinking of getting more in spring.
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Mine all seem to sleep in a group together, no matter how many I have. I started with 4, and have slowly grown to 10. I imagine they would sleep together even if there were 50! I can't remember what the space requirements for ducks is, maybe someone else will come along and help you out. [​IMG]

    Oh, and I wouldn't waste too much time on giving them a 'house', most won't use them unless you make them!
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2008
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    All my waterfowl seem to come together at night to sleep in a large flock. During the day, they have several sub-flocks which go their own ways, which reunite as it starts getting dark.
     

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