Can I make this into a duck pen?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MDot23, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. MDot23

    MDot23 In the Brooder

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    Is the ramp to steep? If so is they a way I can fix it? This will just be their holding pen for nights and if I go somewhere. Other than that they will be free ranging. Thank you for any input!!
     

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  2. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Loves Hatching

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    Sort of depends on the type of ducks but i wouldnt, sorry. Its a good deal tho.
     
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  3. Squishychicken

    Squishychicken Songster

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    I got that exact same coop. No I dont think its work for ducks unless you got muscovies but I'm not experienced with that breed so I'm not 100 percent sure. The ramp is really really steep.
     
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  4. HelplessHomeSteader

    HelplessHomeSteader Songster

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    My scovys would rather be outside, they also will only go up ramp less than foot high. They sleep in bottom of hen house if they go in at all.
     
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  5. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    It would be easier to use a dog house and add a door for night time.
     
  6. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Introducing Rosy and Posy!

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    Actually we use a smaller version of that for our ducklings and as a hospital for any grown ducks when needed. It was given to us by a neighbor who used it for rabbits. We removed the ramp, and removed the floor of the raised coop part - basically just turning it into one large covered run.
     
  7. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Songster

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    Oh wow, a prefab coop that's actually a decent price! Still pretty small, though.
     
  8. MDot23

    MDot23 In the Brooder

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    I have 4 ducklings right now. A Pekin, silver appleyard, and 2 Rouens. But like I said they wouldn’t stay in it but only at night. I’ll have to try to find something with the house closer to the ground. I had a feeling it would be to steep, but didn’t know if I could make it to be not so steep.
    Thanks for all the reply’s. I’ll probably take a different route:)
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I use the exact thing for my nursery/Hospital/ jail. Definitely works for Ducks. Just widen the ramp..You will need to build a better run off it if that's what you plan to use.
     
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  10. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    its nice for 180$ too
     
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