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Getting prepared for some ducks!

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I found this beauty on Craigslist today. Already sealed up, as the previous owner used it for an aquaponics system. Has a drain already built in, and our garden is on the other side of the fence in the picture. I am going to connect the drain to some PVC, and rig some type of drainage to water the garden. 

 

Does anybody have any advice for a ramp? Also, I got some pallets today, and I need to build a duck house. I've browsed the internet, but a lot of them are generic. I'd like some advice from some of our more experienced waterfowl owners. 

 

I haven't measured it yet, but my best guess is 5x5, and 3.5 ft tall. 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 6
For a ramp you can make wood into the shape of a V and cut lines or put down rough material on the wood so they can get out without slipping.
post #3 of 6
Shingles make good ramp treads.
Edited by dotknott - 4/27/16 at 8:01am

Incubator Cam is LIVE once again! (see the thread)

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

See my blog post on how to hatch duck eggs!

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

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Incubator Cam is LIVE once again! (see the thread)

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

See my blog post on how to hatch duck eggs!

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

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Ok so this is what I ended up with! Spent $75 total, including the ducks. The ramp is temporary, but it is already proven to work. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #5 of 6
A little jealous of that big duck tub!

Incubator Cam is LIVE once again! (see the thread)

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

See my blog post on how to hatch duck eggs!

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

Reply

Incubator Cam is LIVE once again! (see the thread)

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

See my blog post on how to hatch duck eggs!

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

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I love Craigslist!
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