Yes, your pet ducks need housing. They need an escape from weather, predators, and general stress…just like a human does. If you take some relatively simple steps to ensure you pet ducks have adequate shelter, it will go a long in promoting their well-being and happiness.
Once again, we turn to the pet duck experts at LiveDucks.com for advice on how to house ducks. Also, a lot of the general waterfowl knowledge for this article comes from the section on keeping ducks and geese at PoultryKeeper.com .
Here are some guidelines for providing your ducks with excellent shelter –
Nighttime – Ducks should have access to a sheltered area for bedding and protection at night time. If you bring in your ducks at night you greatly reduce the liklihood of an attack from predators and weather hazards. A pen with a sheltered area usually works great.
Ducklings – Keeping ducklings in a cardboard box for safety and warmth reasons is perfectly acceptable. However, be sure that their bedding is not a flat surface, as this can cause spraddled or splay legs.
By being careful to avoid potential harzards, and providing your ducks with basic comforts you can create a safe any happy environment for your pets.