Building a Duck House

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by basketball duck, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. basketball duck

    basketball duck In the Brooder

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    I'm going to built a new duck hut. I want to be able to rise the duck house out with a hose for easy cleaning. Any ideas??
     

  2. Massey

    Massey Chirping

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    Depending on your bedding, I've drilled some small holds in my duck house floor to act as a drain, I hose mine out and scrub it with the yard brush,
     
  3. WildThang

    WildThang Chirping

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  4. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

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    I used deck paint on the floor of my house but have yet to need to wash it out. Water can be really hard on wood and metal and use it sparingly. I used a pallet as a base and plywood for the floor and most of the sides. I also used good quality exterior paint for the everything else.
     

  5. Aliciahess

    Aliciahess Chirping

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    Do any of you have pics of ur duck huts? Need some ideas.
     
  6. WildThang

    WildThang Chirping

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    I'll take a picture of ours in the morning :D
     
  7. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

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    I was just checking my phone and I will have take a pic in the morning.
     

  8. Aliciahess

    Aliciahess Chirping

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    Great thanks :-D
     
  9. Massey

    Massey Chirping

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    Here is mine its mainly 6x1 treated timber, with a little 4x2 used for a frame and a little felt on top,

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  10. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

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    Here is mine. It's 4ft x 4ft (well just under 4ft since the pallet wasn't exactly square). I'm in TX so we have to worry more about the heat than cold. I am going to put a piece of plexi glass over the one open side sans the door when it start regularly getting in the 40's at night. Right now it's only getting into the 60's at night.[​IMG]
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    Here was the framing and building

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