Thinking of getting 2 ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbie100, Aug 10, 2014.

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    newbie100 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have chickens but I really want 2 pure white ducks, as when I was fishing at Xmas there were 2 pure white ducks I had for company for the weekend, who both shared my breakfast lunch and dinner!!! But what sort of set up do I need as I can't really dig out a 5 acre lake that these 2 ducks had in my back garden!!!!
     
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  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Happily, you don't need a lake. We use concrete mixing pans.

    Most important is learning what you need to know about raising them, and keeping them safe.

    Ducks are wonderful animals. I think you already know that.

    Two ducks would need a night shelter about 3 by 4 feet at least. I like having either an attached porch for water and food, or a watering station in the night shelter. They need to be inside a predator-proof pen at the very least at night. Mine have a day pen that has done a good job so far. There are no 100% guarantees, I know. But half inch metal hardware cloth and sturdy gates go a long way.
     

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