Any pictures of coop or run for ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sandy sea, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of getting some ducks this spring. I do not want to add them to my chicken run area. Does anyone have pictures or plans for a duck run or coop? Where do you keep them?
     
  2. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So ducks need floor space since they don't perch, well not often [​IMG] They will use next boxes on the floor level. You can use a building like a chicken coop, however make sure the floor has a waterproof covering, like linoleum, and I'd suggest making a wire covered area for the waterer to drain to the outside... https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=143772 ...see nettie's pics...mine are in a chicken coop right now, but this summer I will be retrofitting the floor to be like hers [​IMG] You just won't believe how wet the bedding will get otherwise...in my other coop where I can't cut the floor I will continue using cat pans with wire covers as stands for the waterers...this way I can dump out the tray when I fill the waterer.
    Ok so but for outside, during the day, ducks need to be able to submerge their nostrils to keep them clear...they will need a kiddie pool or at minimum a deep bowl.

    Try searching duck coops or duck pens on here and see all of the cool ideas!
     

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