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Im new to ducks but am getting about 10 runners. Does anyone have some designs or pictures of their duck coop/run so i can get some ideas? any help is appreciated. Thanks smile

2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Humes Bartail pheasants, 5 Call ducks ,1 sultan mix, 12 special black mix, 2 Chukar, 1 mallard, 1 indian runner, 4 pigeons, 2 silkies,and 6 english game bantams!
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2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Humes Bartail pheasants, 5 Call ducks ,1 sultan mix, 12 special black mix, 2 Chukar, 1 mallard, 1 indian runner, 4 pigeons, 2 silkies,and 6 english game bantams!
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Here is mine..They are let out for the day..and have a huge nest inside the pet barn going...

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/19025_019.jpg


http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/19025_051.jpg


Edited by xfilesnumber1fan - 6/28/09 at 2:22pm
The best Husband in the world who allows all these critters & kids LOL,4 kids,2 very spoiled fat flat faced persians,1 holland lop,1 very small 5lb Min-Pin and 9 of the most rotten ducks ever ... RIP, Baby Boy, Puddy and Chicken Little and Baby Boy Mallard, I miss you so much.....
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The best Husband in the world who allows all these critters & kids LOL,4 kids,2 very spoiled fat flat faced persians,1 holland lop,1 very small 5lb Min-Pin and 9 of the most rotten ducks ever ... RIP, Baby Boy, Puddy and Chicken Little and Baby Boy Mallard, I miss you so much.....
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right now mine stay in my green house at night but we are doing the same as xfilesnumber1fan for a night spot that is safe. we also have a racoon issue here so we are putting chainlink across the top. but that is a great way to do it

1 hubby, 2 kids, 1 dog, 1 pekin mix, 1 cayuga , 1 fawn and white runner, 1 blue runner, 1 black runner, 1choc. runner, 2 whelsh harliquins, 1 call hen, and 2 magpie.  magpies are for sale
and last but not least 2 polmeranian saddlebacks
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1 hubby, 2 kids, 1 dog, 1 pekin mix, 1 cayuga , 1 fawn and white runner, 1 blue runner, 1 black runner, 1choc. runner, 2 whelsh harliquins, 1 call hen, and 2 magpie.  magpies are for sale
and last but not least 2 polmeranian saddlebacks
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22826_100_0344.jpg

"Waddleon Inn" is where my 2 muscovies and 1 Khaki live.  I let them run my entire backyard when I am home and can keep an eye on them too.

Me,DH, 2 DS, 3 dogs, 1 parakeet,  2 frogs, 19 hens, 1 turk, 24 ducks (8 calls, 2 kcs, 3 runners, 3 scovy, 2 Mandy, 3 teal,  2 rouen, 1 pekin) 3 geese (1 Embden, 1 Sebastopol, 1 toulouse), 1 Flem Giant Rabbit, 1 Neth. Dwarf rabbit, 2 sugar glider. 
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Me,DH, 2 DS, 3 dogs, 1 parakeet,  2 frogs, 19 hens, 1 turk, 24 ducks (8 calls, 2 kcs, 3 runners, 3 scovy, 2 Mandy, 3 teal,  2 rouen, 1 pekin) 3 geese (1 Embden, 1 Sebastopol, 1 toulouse), 1 Flem Giant Rabbit, 1 Neth. Dwarf rabbit, 2 sugar glider. 
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Originally Posted by schoebel_taylor 

Im new to ducks but am getting about 10 runners. Does anyone have some designs or pictures of their duck coop/run so i can get some ideas? any help is appreciated. Thanks smile


The two designs that you have been shown are not good against weasels and minks.  Furthermore, smart racoons can easily pull out a chick through the wire, or even tunnel under it. 

I have seen these same pictures over and over.  These pens were designed to keep in dogs that do not dig.

post #6 of 51
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Originally Posted by Trenary Duck Farm 
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Originally Posted by schoebel_taylor 

Im new to ducks but am getting about 10 runners. Does anyone have some designs or pictures of their duck coop/run so i can get some ideas? any help is appreciated. Thanks smile


The two designs that you have been shown are not good against weasels and minks.  Furthermore, smart racoons can easily pull out a chick through the wire, or even tunnel under it. 

I have seen these same pictures over and over.  These pens were designed to keep in dogs that do not dig.


Since I live smack in the middle of the city,I have no weasels,and have never seen a mink in my life..Dont think I would even know what one looks like..I have welded poles and wire across the tops because my ducks fly..And when I put them in the cage I want them to stay not fly out..There is NO chance here of any thing digging..I have lived here for 10 years..Have no babies in that cage I think Im pretty good to go!!

The best Husband in the world who allows all these critters & kids LOL,4 kids,2 very spoiled fat flat faced persians,1 holland lop,1 very small 5lb Min-Pin and 9 of the most rotten ducks ever ... RIP, Baby Boy, Puddy and Chicken Little and Baby Boy Mallard, I miss you so much.....
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The best Husband in the world who allows all these critters & kids LOL,4 kids,2 very spoiled fat flat faced persians,1 holland lop,1 very small 5lb Min-Pin and 9 of the most rotten ducks ever ... RIP, Baby Boy, Puddy and Chicken Little and Baby Boy Mallard, I miss you so much.....
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post #7 of 51
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Originally Posted by Trenary Duck Farm 
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Originally Posted by schoebel_taylor 

Im new to ducks but am getting about 10 runners. Does anyone have some designs or pictures of their duck coop/run so i can get some ideas? any help is appreciated. Thanks smile


The two designs that you have been shown are not good against weasels and minks.  Furthermore, smart racoons can easily pull out a chick through the wire, or even tunnel under it. 

I have seen these same pictures over and over.  These pens were designed to keep in dogs that do not dig.


This pen is within another fenced in (with electric wire) area, guarded by a tom turkey during the day.  It has chicken wire on top to guard against hawks and at night they ducks are locked up tight in the house.  They are as safe as they can be.  We have thought of everything we could to keep them safe. Nothing is 100% short of keeping in our house.

Me,DH, 2 DS, 3 dogs, 1 parakeet,  2 frogs, 19 hens, 1 turk, 24 ducks (8 calls, 2 kcs, 3 runners, 3 scovy, 2 Mandy, 3 teal,  2 rouen, 1 pekin) 3 geese (1 Embden, 1 Sebastopol, 1 toulouse), 1 Flem Giant Rabbit, 1 Neth. Dwarf rabbit, 2 sugar glider. 
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Me,DH, 2 DS, 3 dogs, 1 parakeet,  2 frogs, 19 hens, 1 turk, 24 ducks (8 calls, 2 kcs, 3 runners, 3 scovy, 2 Mandy, 3 teal,  2 rouen, 1 pekin) 3 geese (1 Embden, 1 Sebastopol, 1 toulouse), 1 Flem Giant Rabbit, 1 Neth. Dwarf rabbit, 2 sugar glider. 
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/28423_guineas_and_ducks_up_to_10-3-2008_059.jpg

This is our duck house. Used to house guineas also (which is why so tall), but had problems with keeping the males together. Anyway we have chickenwire enclosing the entire run and it is buried about 2ft down and about 1ft out. We live in the woods and have been expecting predators, but haven't seen any yet. We have a dirt floor and have added sand to the run. Was working well until all the rain we've had. We have also added a large water bowl that they take turns swimming in while in the run and have a kiddie pool outside until we getting a pond put in for them.

post #9 of 51
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Originally Posted by froggie71 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/28423_guineas_and_ducks_up_to_10-3-2008_059.jpg

This is our duck house. Used to house guineas also (which is why so tall), but had problems with keeping the males together. Anyway we have chickenwire enclosing the entire run and it is buried about 2ft down and about 1ft out. We live in the woods and have been expecting predators, but haven't seen any yet. We have a dirt floor and have added sand to the run. Was working well until all the rain we've had. We have also added a large water bowl that they take turns swimming in while in the run and have a kiddie pool outside until we getting a pond put in for them.


Our ground looked exactly like this.  We threw some quick growing grass seed in there and now they have grass instead of mud!!!  It worked for us!!

Laurie

Bantam Wyandottes
Muscovy Ducks
Sebastopol Geese
Guineas
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Bantam Wyandottes
Muscovy Ducks
Sebastopol Geese
Guineas
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post #10 of 51

I like the coops i saw above, along the same lines as my own. I also have runners smile but i would suggest buying the smallest holed wire possible, runners are small, and i lost one of mine because it stuck its head through chicken wire one night, something came by and took its head. it was a gruesome discovery in the morning, i cried so much! but learned a lesson, i suggest buying the small wire with the little squares that are about half an inch by half inch( bunny coop wire?), NOT chicken wire, because ducks can stick thier long necks through the holes.
smile good luck


Edited by thedoors5to1 - 6/29/09 at 3:43pm
I'm a glass artist, certified wildlife rehabilitator, and a runner duck lover...<3
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I'm a glass artist, certified wildlife rehabilitator, and a runner duck lover...<3
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