How many should we get, 3 or 4 is about as many as I think our garden and ourselves could cope with as a start?
Very important, housing.... we have a redundant wood built 'garage' currently empty and unused. It seems that this will be perfect to house the ducks but we have a couple of questions. The floor is a dirt floor, is this OK or should we install a different floor ? We do know that they will need bedding, but, wood shavings or straw ?
We have a number of flower beds, will they damage them !
We will be really grateful for any advice.
Thank you very much !
I'm afraid I know absolutely nothing about keeping ducks, but I do agree with you about runners. They are gorgeous! I couldn't believe my eyes the first time I saw them. They were sitting beside a pond, looking all innocent. And the next thing, they stood up and took off, well, running! I'd never seen anything like it!
Actually, I realise I do know something about ducks. I believe they make a heck of a mess, with their wet feet! (They will need water, not just for drinking, too, I think) So, I'm not sure how long a dirt floor would last, before it gets churned into a mud floor!
I've just found out what a runner duck is for (apart from being really cool!) - running over crop fields to eat insects apparently.
Makes me wonder if they need a big range to run/forage in?