Again, new duckling owner. HELP!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kt4407, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. kt4407

    kt4407 In the Brooder

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    I'm curious about outdoor pens for my ducks. Not right now of course since it is winter here and they don't have feathers yet. But id like to have it built and ready for them when the weather breaks. Is it easier to build or buy? Can the stay in 24/7 when it is warm outside? Obviously it will have to be secure because we have coyotes in the area. Just looking for some ideas from other owners. Thank you in advance!
     
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  2. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    Where are you from? I have a 20 foot x 25 foot pen built for my four soon to be 8 ducks. They have a house I lock them up in at night. My pen is built out of chain link fence with 2 foot poultry wire inside the fence. I also have a electric fence on the outside to protect mine from varmints and other wild animals. My top is open though but I have not lost any ducks yet.
     
  3. Mrs.SWhite89

    Mrs.SWhite89 Chirping

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    I have a 10x10 chain link kennel for 9 ducks to be locked up at night, it works well. They are out during the day for 12 hours. We have coyote, fox and all that good stuff that likes ducks, just buried lattice around it to keep them from digging in.
     
  4. kt4407

    kt4407 In the Brooder

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    Im from PA. I only have 2 ducks so how big of a pen would I need?
     
  5. kt4407

    kt4407 In the Brooder

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    Do you just let them loose during the day? how do you get them to come back in a night?
     
  6. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    If you plan on letting them free range during the day then I would say you just need a small pen or house to lock them in at night. But if you plan on keeping them locked up then I would personally say about a 10x10 pen with a small pool to swim in.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    And don't forget about duck math when building. :lol:
     
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  8. Mrs.SWhite89

    Mrs.SWhite89 Chirping

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    They are just like chickens, at dusk they go back in. They were locked in growing up so that is their house and safe space.
     
  9. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    That duck math is a killer of old plans!!!!!:he:he:th:th
     
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  10. kt4407

    kt4407 In the Brooder

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    thank you all so much!
     
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