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building ideas for a portable outdoor pen for my disabled duck

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I need some help with some thoughts and ideas for a portable, outdoor pen for my disabled duck. I would like him to be able to spend the days outside on the days I go to work. Of course I want him to be safe and secure. Ive looked online and seen some pens made from chicken wire and pvc pipe. Do you think this could work?

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I would say that anything you make or buy is predator proof. That has to be paramount in my book.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

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Chicken wire is not in any way predator proof.  The best thing you can use for your duck is  1/2" hardware cloth - that is securely fastened to  a sturdy frame.  I don't think PVC would work out with the hardware cloth.  Zip ties wouldn't  be secure enough.  You also need protection from diggers and a cover to keep climbers and raptors OUT.

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