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A good dog house for 3 ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by silly4buttons, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. silly4buttons

    silly4buttons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really need to put out my duck. I was looking at dog houses and I don't know what size for them to be comfortable in. One is a indian runner and the other 2 are khaki Campbell's
    Thank for you input.
     
  2. silly4buttons

    silly4buttons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like this one but I don't know if it's ok for them.
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  3. Chickenhawk87

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    I like your Idea my 3 kc hen ducklings will be here mid april, I would say a medium size dog house would be fine. However I don't think getting to the eggs on your hands & knees will be fun maybe a trap door on the back for easy access. GO DUCKS!
     
  4. silly4buttons

    silly4buttons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a dog house that has the top that opens up
     
  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started with this dog house kit from Lowe's
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    we added a door.

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  6. silly4buttons

    silly4buttons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it would 3 fit comfortable in it
     
  7. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silly-Some suggestions. Line the floor with something you can easily clean. Wood will get filthy quickly. They will get poop on walls and floor, so make sure you can clean easily. Also, make sure there is a secure door and good ventilation. If you decide to put in windows, cover them with hardware cloth, not chicken wire. There are ways to ventilate so you get air circulation, but avoid drafts. It looks a bit small for 3 ducks if they are spending a lot of time in it, but if it is only for overnight, it should suffice.
     
  8. silly4buttons

    silly4buttons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Should be Insolated? I live in Massachusetts and the winters are cold and lots of snow. Here are a few more I was thinking . I was thinking I should get the large size house.
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  9. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not insulate. If you insulate, you run the risk of condensation building up and keeping it wet. Ducks have down jackets on! I live in Maine, mine were cold this winter, but were fine, and as long as they are able to get out of the wind and elements and have dry straw (not hay) to snuggle down in, they will be fine. Make sure they are well fed, have non frozen water and can choose to go inside if they wish. They will do okay.
    Definitely go larger if you are able. Right now you want three, but you may end up with more at some point, they are addicting.
    I use a heated dog dish for water in the cold temps, it sits in a larger dish to catch drips, with a narrow notched board across the top, so they cannot bathe in it.
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    veronicasmom, I am just wondering - I have the outdoor duck house insulated but very well ventilated and we did not seem to have moisture problems in thereā€¦.I was very conscientious to clean the top layer of bedding daily, too, which reduced moisture. Do you think that might be a strategy? I know eventually I brought the flock in to the walkout basement - a few of the Runners just are not very cold hardy at all.
     

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