Square foot per duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by judyc, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. judyc

    judyc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 6 Black East Indies Ducks. We just finished a pen inside the chicken house for them.

    Is a 4'x12' enough for their inside area?
     
  2. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In our town they say 3 sq. ft. per duck, so maybe thats a good rule of thumb.
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    That is plenty of room....they recommend 3 sq ft per duckie and those are bantams so at 3 sq ft per duck minimim you would need 18 sq ft.... a 4 x 12 is 48 sq ft. they will have more than enough room in there.
     
  4. judyc

    judyc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they seem VERY happy in there. I didn't realize that the turkeys were scaring them.

    Now that they are safe in their pen, they have spread out and relaxed.

    I've got to dig a trench today for the power, and one for the new water hydrant. After that comes their outdoor pool and pen.

    They love their water!
     

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