Tractor for ducks?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 1acrefarm, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    I am thinking of building a tractor for my ducks. I was wondering how much enclosed and open space 4 mallards need. Any special concerns with a tractor being used for ducks? I want to get these ducks separated from the chickens before spring. I plan to get more chickens in the spring and with ducks making a mess of everything I won't.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2007
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    A tractor is great for ducks. If you are going to move it frequently (to fresh ground) then they dont need as much space as they would if they were in a pen. My bantam Aussie Spotted ducks have about 15 square feet of space per bird in their pen. If yours are in a tractor that is moved to clean ground every couple days and if you only have one male, then they could have considerably less space.

  3. suburbanhomesteader

    suburbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think ducks need a tractor which has pedals VERY close to the seat; they have short legs.

    Nyuck nyuck nyuck...couldn't resist!!!
  4. greginshasta

    greginshasta Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    Mount Shasta, CA

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