Building of the duck pen has commenced!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LoreenH, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    This pic is what you see when entering the pen. We will finish the framing for the door (with 3 latches) on that end once we get the rest of the wire up. We put down a skirt of hardware cloth (on 3 sides so far), then covered it with dirt. We will put down landscape fabric over that, cover it with pea gravel, then river rock that we harvest from the yard. Their shelter will be at the far end as well as a covered area for food. Their pool will be where the sun is shining on the side next to the fence.

    This is the view from the other end. All the plants and grass will be gone before the end of fall. That area will be where our garden will be; during the winter the ducks can have the run of it as well as the rest of the yard, the rest of the time they can have the rest of yard excluding the garden. Though they will be allowed supervised bug/slug patrol in the garden while it's growing.

    There are 2x2s on the 'roof', they will be covered with chicken wire. I think it will also make a great grape arbor!

    The last pic shows the entrance and fence for the garden (it matches our fence in the front yard). Once the ducks are able to be outside on their own we will put green vinyl chicken 'wire' on the backside of the fence.
  2. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it looks nice!
  3. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    It's beautiful too. I think the grapes growing up over it is a wonderful idea!
  4. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    Looks great! Please keep posting pics as you make progress. I love seeing what people do for duck pens.
  5. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    Quote:I definately will. With fall setting in we haven't had much time to work on it, trying to get plants & bushes cut back and getting a veggie garden area ready for next year. We used to have it in the front yard but people were taking our produce, we even have a fenced yard! The new garden will be next to the duck pen.
  6. priss

    priss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 13, 2009
    Isle of Wight
    That is fab, and the ducks will LOVE the grapes.
  7. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Very nice! Gives me some great ideas.
  8. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    Mocksville, NC
    NICE! Keep the pics coming.

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