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Tractor for ducks?

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

  1. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    Georgia
    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.
     
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  2. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing Premium Member

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    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.

    Chel
     
  3. 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

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