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Dog kennel as duck house?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 688peterl, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im building my own run because they are so expensive and i want a duck house that will actually go inside the run, ive been looking at duck houses and to save some money i thought about using a dig kennel instead? the duck house does not need protection from preditors because the run will be 110% predator proof so nothing apart from me will be able to get inside the run, would a dog kennel be OK? i will need to find quite a high one because i have (or will have runner ducks)
     
  2. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    I use a doghouse for my ducks. There is also a piece of plywood that I was going to make into a roof over their feeder. I left it leaning up against the wood wall and they actually go under that more often than into the doghouse, so I left it there for them. One duck lays in the doghouse and the other lays under the lean-to thingee. Ducks don't seem very particular, I think they would be ok in the kennel.
     
  3. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i use a doghouse and a old dresser for my ducks/chickens
     
  4. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is a dresser a wardrobe? im in uk i dont know what the american "translation" is lol
     
  5. cheekychick

    cheekychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is a dresser a wardrobe? im in uk i dont know what the american "translation" is lol

    Here in New Zealand we call a set of bedroom drawers a dresser.
     
  6. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its just a chest of drawers
     
  7. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    I use a dog kennel for my ducks. They love it.
     
  8. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    i want a picture of your 'dresser', i can't imagine how your ducks live in it! condo style?
     
  9. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    chickensducks&agoose:
    i want a picture of your 'dresser', i can't imagine how your ducks live in it! condo style?

    I was thinking the same thing.​
     
  10. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a little tikes playhouse. They never use it!


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