Why won't my ducks go in their house?
Similarly, you may ask, how do I get my ducks in at night?
Ducks can be taught to go in at night. When you go down to shut the door to the pen just herd them in the rest of the way. Some nights they will already be inside, others they will be sleeping at the door or getting in some last minute eating.
Subsequently, question is, do ducks run away? Ducks are very sociable creatures and keeping at least two will ensure they stay happy. Most ducks will get along with other poultry and usually stay out of the way keeping to themselves. I spend a fair amount of time with my ducks and they remain jumpy running away whenever I approach them.
Accordingly, can you free range ducks?
You certainly can train ducks to free-range just like chickens and return home to the pen before nightfall but they may take a little more time to get used to a free-range routine and require slightly more effort than your hens.
How much should ducks eat?
The consumption levels vary depending on their size. On an average, they eat about 6 to 7 oz. of food every day; which translates to about 170 to 200 grams. The amount to feed a duck depends on the species and the purpose you have for raising them -- meat production, egg laying or as a pet.