Howdy from Texas, everybody! First off, everything on here has been extremely helpful, thank you so much for everything I've learned already!
We just moved to a house out in the county on a half acre that backs up to one of the big lakes here in DFW metroplex. It is all I could hope for, and will be a great place for our son to grow up. We've decided to add ducks to our repertoire, and I'm in the planning stages. I was lucky enough to find a FREE run/coop on the beloved craigslist, although it was upside-down, haha.
Anyway, basically what I have is four 8'x12' panels, and roofing tin. The panels have one row of tin across the bottom, and then the rest is hardware cloth. I'm trying to decide if I should put them back how I found them, in a square (12'x12'), or if I would be better off cutting two of them in half, and making the run 6'x18'? I would have a bit more square footage with the 12x12 arrangement (math is weird like that, 144 vs 108), but I have this vision of me running circles in that thing trying to get ahold of a duck. Where the more linear setup i could sort of push them to one end or the other. I have room for either setup, and I am planning on the duck house being attached to the exterior of this run.
Step two, I was laying out the different arrangements, I realized that I would be putting the duck house pretty close to the window to the bedroom. Am I going to hate my life with a dozen welsh harlequins 15 foot from my bedroom window? I've got a few more questions, but I'll save those for a different thread.