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Im building my own run because they are so expensive and i want a duck house that will actually go inside the run, ive been looking at duck houses and to save some money i thought about using a dig kennel instead? the duck house does not need protection from preditors because the run will be 110% predator proof so nothing apart from me will be able to get inside the run, would a dog kennel be OK? i will need to find quite a high one because i have (or will have runner ducks)

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I use a doghouse for my ducks. There is also a piece of plywood that I was going to make into a roof over their feeder. I left it leaning up against the wood wall and they actually go under that more often than into the doghouse, so I left it there for them. One duck lays in the doghouse and the other lays under the lean-to thingee. Ducks don't seem very particular, I think they would be ok in the kennel.

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post #3 of 11

i use a doghouse and a old dresser for my ducks/chickens

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i use a doghouse and a old dresser for my ducks/chickens


is a dresser a wardrobe? im in uk i dont know what the american "translation" is lol

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Originally Posted by txredneckmedic 

i use a doghouse and a old dresser for my ducks/chickens


is a dresser a wardrobe? im in uk i dont know what the american "translation" is lol


Here in New Zealand we call a set of bedroom drawers a dresser.

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post #6 of 11

its just a chest of drawers

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I use a dog kennel for my ducks. They love it.

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i want a picture of your 'dresser', i can't imagine how your ducks live in it! condo style?

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post #9 of 11

chickensducks&agoose:
i want a picture of your 'dresser', i can't imagine how your ducks live in it! condo style?


I was thinking the same thing.

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I use a little tikes playhouse.  They never use it! 


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