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Does anyone have a picture of their duck house?  Mine is in progress and I'm curious what others look like big_smile

post #2 of 27

Lol mine is just a rubber pond flipped upside down and a door cut in it and I fill it with hay.

2 Boston Terriers, 2 Paraketts, 1 Zebra Finch, 1 Desert Tortoise, 3 Golden Sebrights, 2 Silver Sebrights, a German Spitzhauben, 3 Polish, 2 EE's, 3 Red Silkies, 2 White Silkies, and a Modern Game Bantam, a Khaki Campbell, a Cayuga, and a mean Piegon.
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2 Boston Terriers, 2 Paraketts, 1 Zebra Finch, 1 Desert Tortoise, 3 Golden Sebrights, 2 Silver Sebrights, a German Spitzhauben, 3 Polish, 2 EE's, 3 Red Silkies, 2 White Silkies, and a Modern Game Bantam, a Khaki Campbell, a Cayuga, and a mean Piegon.
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post #3 of 27

Our duck pens dont have a coop,  just open with a partial roof for shade.  The dont need protection from rain and it doesnt get too cold here but they do need shade. 

In the past Ive had several pens on dirt,  but the ducks always fill their auto waterer with muck and mud within a day or two and make a huge mud puddle as well, resulting in muddy eggs.  Concrete stays cleaner and can be hosed off,  but eggs not laid in the nest are always cracked from landing on the cement.  Its a trade off.   We use plastic dog houses for nest boxes but they dont always lay in them.

post #4 of 27

Here is the pen before the coop was made, it now has another pen along side it with a coop at each end. I have a door in the middle so if I want I can separate the ducks! Mostly when I have a momma setting I will close off the one pen to keep the other duck from getting at them!
I will try to post an after pic, soon!
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b172/auntBB/100_5801.jpg

post #5 of 27
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thanks!

post #6 of 27

I couple old bricks stacked o top of each other about 6ft apart put two 2x4 on them and screwed a white palruf piece on top. THat  simple and the girls just made a nest under my stairs in the backyard.

Jesus turned water into wine. I turned into liquor - Popcorn Sutton

We live out in the middle of nowhere with our family- the next town is 10 miles away. WE currently own a bunch of chicks and chickens, ducks, meat rabbits..

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Jesus turned water into wine. I turned into liquor - Popcorn Sutton

We live out in the middle of nowhere with our family- the next town is 10 miles away. WE currently own a bunch of chicks and chickens, ducks, meat rabbits..

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post #7 of 27

Right now I'm just using horse fencing surrounding a Little Tikes house.  You can scroll thru my website and see it.  My husband has just built a new pen that we are putting ducks in today so I'll have that on my website later.  It's awesome because it's made out of pvc so it's lightweight and will be able to move around the yard.  Someplace on my website there is at least one pic of the new pen.  Check the site later and you'll see the completed project!  Looks alot like "Ahbee1" pen, but made with pvc.  Good luck!

See my crazy bunch at www.whatupduck.com .... 3 Khaki Campbell females and one 13 year old Pomeranian.........1 SH (sweet husband), 2 daughters (out of the nest :-)
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See my crazy bunch at www.whatupduck.com .... 3 Khaki Campbell females and one 13 year old Pomeranian.........1 SH (sweet husband), 2 daughters (out of the nest :-)
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/28352_000_2643.jpg

This is a picture of mine - they have a huge run too, off to the left of the house, that they get to through a cute little door that's not visible in this picture. We still need to get the roofing on it - we're deciding between corrugated metal or this really heavy, recycled plastic stuff from Menards. For right now, we just put a tarp over the top when it rains. Once we get the roofing on, it'll have metal latches instead of bungee cords for the top smile

Oh, the little hole in the bottom left corner is where we run the cord of their heated water dish through in the winter.

Sweetfolly Flowers & Feathers       Changed Username from "Annarie"!
Waterfowl: Bibbed, Magpie, and Ancona Call Ducks in Blue, Black, Chocolate, and Lilac; and a mixed free-ranging flock of Dutch Hookbills, Khaki Campbells, Anconas, and Magpies. 
Chickens: Columbian Bantam Cochins

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Sweetfolly Flowers & Feathers       Changed Username from "Annarie"!
Waterfowl: Bibbed, Magpie, and Ancona Call Ducks in Blue, Black, Chocolate, and Lilac; and a mixed free-ranging flock of Dutch Hookbills, Khaki Campbells, Anconas, and Magpies. 
Chickens: Columbian Bantam Cochins

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/23932_new_pen_1.jpg

Just got this one up tonight.  See website for more pics.  I love seeing all your pens!

See my crazy bunch at www.whatupduck.com .... 3 Khaki Campbell females and one 13 year old Pomeranian.........1 SH (sweet husband), 2 daughters (out of the nest :-)
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See my crazy bunch at www.whatupduck.com .... 3 Khaki Campbell females and one 13 year old Pomeranian.........1 SH (sweet husband), 2 daughters (out of the nest :-)
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post #10 of 27
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I'm LOVING the photos!  Thank you all for sharing big_smile

I'm wondering though... why is it that duck houses seem to be so much more modest than chicken coops?

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