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Can anyone show me what their pens and shelters look like on an average day? After all the duck activity of the day? I don't have ducks just growing curious. wink SO Pics please.

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22826_100_0707.jpg
The Quack 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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Originally Posted by chickensioux 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22826_100_0707.jpg
The Quack House


Oh, that's beautiful! ep I wish I had something like that for my duckies! love

Works at a farm animal sanctuary, vegetarian, former wildlife rehabber.

My flock: 70+ chickens (serama, OEGB, various breeds of bantams, and many more!), 9 ducks (6 call, 3 east indies), 3 peafowl, 1 Narragansett turkey, 1 Canada goose. Plus 2 corgis, 1 border collie, 3 cats, 2 horses, 2 cockatiels.

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Works at a farm animal sanctuary, vegetarian, former wildlife rehabber.

My flock: 70+ chickens (serama, OEGB, various breeds of bantams, and many more!), 9 ducks (6 call, 3 east indies), 3 peafowl, 1 Narragansett turkey, 1 Canada goose. Plus 2 corgis, 1 border collie, 3 cats, 2 horses, 2 cockatiels.

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Yours doesn't look messy at all. Do you not have a pond?

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Wow. Mine's hideous. It's nothing but welded wire and t-posts and some zip ties. I will go hide now....hide

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Every Knee Shall Bow, Every Tongue Confess: JESUS CHRIST IS LORD (Phillipians 2:10)

SAY NO TO THE NATIONAL ANIMAL ID SYSTEM!!
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22826_100_0784.jpg
To answer Hennyhandler's question re: a pond-
Yes, there is a small trough in there now for them to play in and when they freerange in the backyard, they play in this area.


Edited by chickensioux - 2/21/10 at 5:07am
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 chickensioux 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22826_100_0707.jpg
The Quack House


That's almost exactly what I've drawn up plans that I'd like to build someday - after I move off my mom's property of course. big_smile
For now, my mom's 7 acres is slowly being overtaken by pens like this one:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/28352_000_2643.jpg
Except it has a proper roof on it now - we used this thin, white acrylic material (I think it's the same stuff tubs and showers are made of these days - originally, we used some metal roofing, but the 10-year-old cut her hand on an edge, so it was torn off and switched out); my neighbor had a HUGE pile of 4x8' panels of the stuff lying in his yard - he told us to take whatever we wanted. We had to combine sections of it and seal the joints with caulking to get a good overhang.

I have two pens just like the one pictured, and another one half the size - which I'm actually going to renovate into a chicken coop later this spring, and move the two mallards that are in it into a nice little a-frame tractor. All the duck pens have spacious runs and kiddie pools that the ducks go muck up during the day. I don't have pictures of the runs because...well, they're brown and barren, because the ducks have killed all the vegetation. A few pine trees are all that have managed to survive.

Edited to add: Here's some pictures of the small pen when we were building it last fall:
A view of the inside with the front door wide open (the food and water goes on the plastic tub lid to contain most of the mess), and the back "duckie-door" that the ducks use to go in and out:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2621/3902122462_579c2290c4_m.jpg   http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3441/3902125284_5b4032a314_m.jpg

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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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Could we see a picture of how the house is closed up in the winter?  Not seeing a door.  Looks beautiful tho'.

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