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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

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

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

 

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

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post #4 of 6
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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!

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

 

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

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

 

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

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I love Craigslist!
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