shelter for ducks

Asked April 13, 2017, 11:41 AM EDT

I will be purchasing 3 ducks and have a good solid house for them, but do I have to have a covered pen?
I have 2 fenced in acres and a pond that they can roam around during the day, but would be putting them in the house at night.

Thank you for your help,
Amy Lawson
Tipton, Indiana

Tipton County Indiana

1 Response

I personally don't know whether ducks need overhead shelter. You may find your answer in some of these Extension articles on raising ducks:

http://animalsciencey.ucdavis.edu/avian/ducks.pdf

http://fyi.uwex.edu/poultry/files/2012/05/Raising-Ducks-as-a-4H-project.doc.pdf

If you cannot find the answer in these publications, please let me know.