Square foot per duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by r-dale, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. r-dale

    r-dale Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm getting about 40 mallard/pekin or muscovy ducks. Their run is 200x 200ft. (an area I used to start sheep is). The space in that area should not be a problem, but I need to confine them at night. I've never had problems in day time with the chickens, but always problems at night unless the chickens are in a secure koop. I'm going to build a koop (if that is the correct term for a duck house in )their 200x 200 area. How big does the koop have to be, when they are full grown? I guess the question is, how many sqft. per duck in semi-confinement?
     
  2. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

  3. r-dale

    r-dale Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks and sorry for being lazy.
    I should have done a search before posting a new thread. I had planned on building a 16x 16 which is our standard chicken coop.

    Where I'm at we don't have winter and 90% of the rain is at night. They will be outside in their 40,000sqft area everyday so with that I could on future flocks bring in more than 40 at a time.
     
  4. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Nah not lazy, I post before searching too. :)
     

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