I've never raised any type of birds and my 10 Saxony ducklings will be shipped on the 25th of this month. I need to build a pen!
I was surfing for an answer to whether or not a duck pen (run) MUST have a top on it, and found a giant YES followed by pictures of no top on the pens. hmmm
My ducks will be on lock down at night because we have a lot of predators in our area, but do they need the pen covered if they're only out there during the day? They'll also have access to the yard so they can swim in the pond and forage.
We have an abundance of red tailed hawks here and I worry about that, so any input is greatly appreciated!