Eric Brown wrote:I bought some Indian runners, and I got some Pekins with them as a free bonus, so I have both breeds.
Although, I've got to throw this out there.
If you want an easy animal to start out with, you want geese.
A Philipsen wrote:However, if and when I have to pen them up, ducks are disgusting. I swear they can take one cupful of water and use it to turn an entire 10' x 20' run into a stinking, soggy mess. Even their poo is watery which, if they are free-ranging is great because it disappears into the grass but if they are penned, just contributes to the general sogginess.
Kyrt Ryder wrote:
B: Narrow water troughs. Just large enough for your largest bird to stick his head into. Making these deep enough the water level is at least 2-3 inches below the edge will ensure ducks can't displace enough water to force it to overflow the edges. Make sure there is a drain point outside of the pen for this trench, so when it needs to be drained for fresh water it won't muck up the pen.
Pick your poison.