Hello Farming Friends,
I am preparing to set up a duck area in my back yard and am open to suggestions/ideas.
I presently have a Cayuga female (Daphne) and a Black East Indian male (Indy) that were rescued from the lake across from my home when they were apparently dumped there about two months ago. They have been staying outside my house in a dog/or baby corral with a small pool and plastic molded dog house and seem to get along just fine with each other and are very friendly and tame.
They will be joined by Lucky, a Blue Swedish female that I rescued as a baby 6 weeks ago and have been keeping inside.
I envision a fenced in area for them inside my present back yard, with shrubs and flower gardens around the outside of it and a swimming area and yard space, inside the fenced area with a large dog house which will be converted into a pen for them (we will add a door and other means of accessing it to clean it).
What would be best for their area inside the fence- straw, wood chips, stones, or grass...?
I am on the East Coast of the USA and we are having very mild Fall weather right now, but should be getting colder very soon, so the gardening won't be getting done till Spring.
Any suggestions, pictures of your duck areas, or ideas would be greatly appreciated.