That is an awesome idea for a dusk enclosure and If I wanted to house my Runners and Cayuga's apart, I can just split it in half right down the middle. I had an idea of using an metal shed. I had one, that is 8x10, Given to me, and if added enough vents I think should work, it is new in the box....... any thoughts? I plan to lay solid vinyl flooring to make it easier to clean, and go with a nice deep bedding method. I am only getting 7 females so a total of ten nesting places along the walls should be more than enough choice for the ladies, I have already picked up everything I need for the brooding stage, I just need to decide what I am going to use for the actual brooder, and a spare room that stays warmer than the rest of the house. They should be set up after that. I will pick up bags of feed and lots of nice greens the day before bringing them home, and I am making a list, it should help with the "oops I need to go pick up this or that" moments.
As for the metal shed, the doors will be taken off and given home made doors with much more ventilation and a nice vent on the back wall near the top. I will also make panels for the bottom vents on the door to cut the wind down in the colder months, although Texas didn't really have a winter last year, is does sometimes happen that we get ice and I need to be able to cover the lower vents in this case.
All in all I am more excited as Duckling Delivery Day (or D.D.D. as I call it) gets nearer.
I am finally feel more confident that I can do this duckling rearing after reading all the information I have found here!
Let me know what ya'll think about my shed Idea...........
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