Ducks.....

Trying2keepitReal

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I got the itch for ducks. I am thinking Khaki Campbells, about 4 of them. I have been hunting on Craigslist all morning for a shed or dog house to convert. DH doesn't know as he is sleeping, lol.

2 questions if anyone can help--how much ventilation do they need at night if I close up their house completely and can I get away without a pool/pond and just offer multiple large water bowls (like horse/sheep feed bowls)
 

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Ours had similar housing to the chickens, ventilation wise. Don’t keep water in their house or you’ll end up with a mess and with humidity issues. They need enough water to submerge their entire bill. Kiddie pools are great in above freezing weather, but feed bowls are plenty.

Khaki Campbells are great layers, I’ve heard they tend to be less personable than other breeds but I don’t have any personal experience with the breed. Ducks are so cute and fun!
 
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