House Dimensions: 4'x6'
Elevated 6" off ground
Floor Space: 24 sq. ft.
Door size: 12"x12"
This house comfortably fits 6 ducks (4 sq. ft. of floor space per duck), but could easily fit 10-12 ducks as mine only utilize the back half (12 sq. ft.).
I attached 1 out of 4 side panels of the a-frame with hinges to operate as a "clean-out door" and to collect eggs.
Started out with a ramp, but switched to cement paver stairs to accommodate clumsy duck feet and scardy-cat personalities (even after picking them up and placing them in their house for a week) with the hope of replacing them with a "porch" eventually.
Covered the floor with $.38 vinyl peel-and-stick tiles to add longevity to the plywood floor.
Originally intended on staining the wood, but opted for exterior paint I found on clearance and couldn't resist the Swedish black + cedar look.
Shelter Dimensions: 2'x4'
Floor Space: 8 sq. ft.
Height: 24" front to 18" in back
Added a "day shelter" using matching paint and cedar shake shingles to give them a place to get out of the wind and the elements and keep their food dry. This could easily be converted into another duck house, with room for 2-4 ducks, by adding hardware cloth to the windows, a floor, and doors to the front.
This duck house was inspired by DIYdiva and Design*Sponge