Some pics of my current duck pen.
These are only stage one pics - being the duck house (at 2.7m x .950m x .1.6 high). I've already built most of a wire cage attach to the duck house (being 2.7m x 3.0m x 1.8m) to give them a large enough area while we are away for work some nights. I wanted to give Apple and Mac enough space to swim in, but also a big enough pond that doesn't need cleaning everyday. I got a 200 litre on from bunnings
Most of the timber is from recycled hardwood fences. Our neighbour was getting rid of his fence (only 3 months old - given as part of his 'house and land package'), so I spent a few days stripping it of nails etc. and got some really good timber from it. Also, the new development I live in, there's heaps of lengths of timber after the construction from which I was able to salvage quite a few good pieces of timber. Although, I did have to get some treated pine timber for the more complicated stuff (hardwood was too laborious).
Credit to the original idea, of having a raised duck pond, from Scott of Ozbantams.
The basic frame goes up (and the pond fits - woo too!):
Reinforcement under the pond
The floor goes in
Added main duck house (dog kennel) and latticing on the back
Time to prime (white) and paint (sky blue)
Plumbing installed and sealed (but not in that picture, that came later on)
Last picture before it got too dark:
To be completed:
finish chicken wiring and cover with shade cloth
Connect pen to the rest of the frame
finish plumbing: add extension and tap (waiting on drain fittings and silicon to dry - 48 hours)
cover ramp with astro turf (currently waiting on glue to dry on steps) and connect via hinges
get Apple and Mac settled