Will Ducks Go Up a Ramp?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sab, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. sab

    sab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're building a coop for 5 chickens and 1 Pekin Duck. Will the duck use the ramp? So far, the chickens have wondered up the ramp during this construction phase, but Duck-Duck hasn't tried. Will I have to train her or will I be wasting my time and should I plan on something outside for her @ night in the run?

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  2. Totes Quackers

    Totes Quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My duck doesn't use the ramp, it's quite a steep incline tho. I converted under the coop into a fully enclosed bed for the duck. At night the chooks go up into their coop and my quacker goes underneath!
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  3. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    some do and some dont, it is all about their preference
     
  4. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's not too steep most will. Mine do.
     
  5. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    make sure the ramp is at least twice the width of the duck- and that you provide traction and a low slope ( but not at the expense of making it way too long ) to the ramp and you will have more chance of the duck using it.
     
  6. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine did not like a low incline ramp. But they will do stairs like nobody's business.
     
  7. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    mine dont bother with a ramp, they just jump up at the hole until they they get(!) (((scovies))
     
  8. tbitt

    tbitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine use them:

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  9. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine go up one that is at a 45 degree angle, and 3ft high. They walk up it at night, but they fly out of it in the morning. It took us almost 3 weeks of going out there every night, picking them up, and putting them in the coop before they stated using it.
     
  10. WalkerH

    WalkerH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:How do you clean that out? I have been looking for someway to put the ducks in with the chickens. If you have pictures I would love if you could pm them to me. So I'm not taking over this post.
     

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