Housing Size Requirements For Ducks

I have been asked about the size of housing reuired for keeping a number of ducks. The size of the housing will depend on the number of ducks kept and the size of the duck breed.

  • Large breeds such as Aylesbury ducks need a good two-foot square area per bird and two foot high.
  • The medium breeds to large breeds such as Runner ducks need about one and half foot square area per duck and two foot high.
  • Smaller ducks such as Call ducks require about one-foot square per bird.

I have read that the RSPCA advises 6 birds per 1 square metre for birds that are 3-3.3kg and 5 birds per 1 square metre for birds weighing 3.4-4kg.

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