When we moved, we knew we would end up with chickens again, but the girls fell in love with the ducks at the local feed store. We knew next to nothing about them, but we ended up bringing home 4 ducks. 2 Khaki Campbells, 1 Pekin, and 1 Rouen. We were lucky that when we could finally tell the sex, we had ended up with only one male, the Rouen duck. In late summer 2016, we moved them further away from our garage to give them more space. Unfortunately they became more susceptible to predators, and a raccoon got a hold of both of the Khaki Campbells. This prompted us to rebuild a small coop to fit Sir Bob and Chyna with a locking door.
-1 Pekin Hen (Purchased March 30th, 2016) - Chyna
-1 Rouen Drake (Purchased March 30th, 2016) - Sir Bob
Right now our makeshift coop is only about 16 square feet. Just enough room for the two to be comfortable overnight.
The girls want more ducks. Lexi has even said that her birthday present can be ducks (her birthday is in March). Our goal for 2017 is to build a bigger duck coop. One of our landscaping plans is to create a small creek in a low area between the house and the shop. When we get heavy rains the water tends to pool in one area and then creates a stream heading towards the road. We are hoping to define that more, and create a small holding pond that the ducks would be able to use instead of the baby pool they currently have.