Does anyone have duck houses small enough for four ducks...what do they look like, Please!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Hunter0704, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Hunter0704

    Hunter0704 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2011
    Wentzville, MO
    I am getting four ducklings in March and am wanting to build a small duck house to sit inside a kenneled enclosed area. Would appreciate any ideas, pics, you all have and how you built them. It's a shame there isn't a duck house category under Coops!!!! Thanks so much!
  2. DaughterOfEve

    DaughterOfEve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2009
    Montague, MI
  3. jynxster

    jynxster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Inhave a dog run the the ducks at night, it is 10 feet long by 6 feet tall and 6 feet wide.I have an old dogloo thats in there for night. Is easy to clean all hard plastic, I think its grat too cause if I stick my hands in there and ducks start flapping their wings its all smooth and rounded so nothing for them to catch their wings on. I als have a wooden floor in there covered in an old piecve of linoleum makes it easy to swwe rake or hose out I do have straw in the duckloo and the floor as ewll. In the day time they have the entire back tyard dirt sand grass and two smaller kiddie pools . I found teh smallest kiddie pools are easire to cleanout every tow days and the ducks are more then content with teh set up fencing around the duck yard is over 7 feet tall and electrified to keep dogs coyotes and ferral cats and fox out
  4. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2011
    Upshur County, Texas
    Something as simple as a doghouse is really sufficient for just 4 birds, you shouldn't have any trouble at all either finding one or modifying to meet your tastes.
  5. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Northern Califonia
    Do ducks snuggle together when they sleep? I have a dogloo, too, and was thinking of (if or when I get a few ducks -- still in the wishing stages) setting a dogloo in a 6 x 8 chainlink kennel for night-time safety. The chainlink is covered with hardware cloth after we lost a chicken to a bobcats reach. The ducks would have free run of the yard during the day except on the rare occasion when we are both out of town at the same time.

    So a dogloo is okay? We've used it for up to 12 young chickens when they got moved outside after brooding in the house, but I know ducks and chickens are different.
  6. justduckyinVT

    justduckyinVT Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 15, 2012
    Here is a picture of our incomplete "Duck Hut" that we made out of a wooden crate and wooden pallets that we picked up for free at a local paper company. We raised it up on cement blocks and added electricity and a front door with stairs and a back wall. venting at the top with hardware cloth. We house 6 ducks comfortably. Incedently orange winter fencing was a bad idea. It broke apart in weeks in the wind.

  7. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    I have a dog house that i got off craigslist and slightly modified for ducks. Works very well and holds 6 comfortably. But mine is a double dog house. Im sure a single dog house would work just fine for 4 duckies.
  8. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2012
    featherfinder, I saw you on another post and meant to tell you I LOVE your pic! lol
    I found that song about two(?) years ago and love it. I'm also getting muscovies in the Spring, so it's an all around good pic! ;)
  9. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Lol thank you. A friend drew it for me after i showed her the video. I only have 1 scovy though and looks nothing like the picture lol.
  10. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2012
    lol You have a talented friend. :)

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