Coop designs/Pics??? Roosts??? HELP!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Shkittles, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Shkittles

    Shkittles Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will be ordering 9-10 chicks and 4 ducklings and receiving them around march or april and have no idea what to build..... so i was hoping you could post pics or plans of your coops or coop that would work to house them all together, also does anybody know how to make roosts so that the ducks can't walk under them and get pooped on??? Pics????
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

    946
    12
    161
    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    !Shkittles! :

    , also does anybody know how to make roosts so that the ducks can't walk under them and get pooped on??? Pics????
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  3. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

    475
    2
    141
    Jan 4, 2008
    vancouver island
    You could always put a dropping board under the roosts. Makes for easy poop clean up, and will keep the ducks clean too..[​IMG]

    As their needs are slightly different, nest wise, as well as feed, and habits, it may take a bit of planning to get a single coop built, that will serve both comfortably.
     
  4. rodandbrandy

    rodandbrandy Out Of The Brooder

    93
    0
    29
    Jan 14, 2008
    NH
    My ducks and chickens live together and what I have found is more often than not they are outside but at night when it comes time to sleep they sleep under the nesting boxes which are about 1 foot off the coop floor and not under the roosts which are just in front of the boxes, I really don't think they get pooped on, everyone gets along well, no problem! Ducks are messy so we keep all water outside even in winter and I think I have to clean the coop more often because of the ducks. I used to separate but found they got along well living together, the geese will often go in the coop and they do well also.
     
  5. imfowl

    imfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    194
    0
    119
    Dec 17, 2008
    Louisiana
    I keep my ducks and chickens together. What I would suggest is build your coop to suit your chickens. You shouldn't have to worry about your ducks getting pooped on, because I have never seen my ducks go in the coop. They sleep outside, and make nests on the ground to lay their eggs in, so they dont need nesting boxes, either.
     
  6. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    913
    0
    149
    Dec 31, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Here is a pic of my coop. i have no ducks. I have 12 chickens in there now. And have meat bird + hens in the summer.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. backyardchickenfarmer

    backyardchickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    153
    1
    119
    Jan 26, 2009
    Toms river, New jersey
    i dont have an answer to your question but, why did you order birds with out even thinking of a coop? and you shouldnt keep chickens and ducks together, ducks need alotof room, and a pond or kiddie pool. be prepared to clean up duck mud!
     
  8. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    780
    0
    139
    Jan 11, 2009
    Massachusetts
    I just used a tree limb for the roosts: it's cheap and looks cool. The peeps seem to like it...
     
  9. Shkittles

    Shkittles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Okay first of all i have NOT ordered birds yet, and I HAVE BEEN THINKING OF A COOP THAT'S WHY I'M ASKING FOR DESIGNS OR PICS.
     
  10. backyardchickenfarmer

    backyardchickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    153
    1
    119
    Jan 26, 2009
    Toms river, New jersey
    o sorry i didnt read the"i will be prdering soon" part lol sorry if i came at you with an atitude i didnt meen to. good luck.what typesof ducks are you thinking of? if we know the species if should be easier to desighn a coop.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by