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Constructing duck pen....thoughts?

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Hi all, we've built a 10'x10'x6' duck pen for our two young girls out of 1 1/2" PVC. Frame is complete. Bottom 3' will be 1" hardware cloth, the rest, 1" chicken wire.

We have no raccoon, possum, but do have neighborhood cats, rats/mice, the occasional hawk and occasional owl.

Roof will be enclosed in chicken wire then an additional shade cloth, tarp, or something along those lines pending winter when I will look into corrugated plastic roofing. Girls will be sleeping inside our home at night.

Sound good?
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the rodents shouldn't cause any problems to the ducks they will however try to get to the food and that might attract cats

other that that it sounds good

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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Sounds fairly good to me with them sleeping inside. I'd still put in kind of ground cover though to prevent diggers just in case a raccoon happened to appear or a dog. So if you ever had a late night unexpectedly the ducks would still be fairly safe from a nighttime prowler
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