Duck coop/pen designs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by allanimals21, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. allanimals21

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    Anyone know where I can find some plans? Or any of you have ideas for something simple? I'm in MN and I'm tryin to come up with something to house my 8 muscovies in the winter. I'm thinking they house part doesn't have to be huge but I would like to have an attached run to keep them in line. lol
     

  2. chickensioux

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    This is my call duck house "The Quack House". But it would word for scovies too. Good Luck
     
  3. charlindabob

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  4. WOW. If I had a million dollars, my ducks could live in a palace too! My 6 ducks have options of either a doghouse, or a small shed. At night I lock 4 into the tiny shed, and the mallards sleep on the pond. I have an 8'x8' totally fenced in pen for days that they can't free-range (when I am out of town overnight)... but nothing like what you guys have. WOW.
     
  5. rainplace

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    WOW. If I had a million dollars, my ducks could live in a palace too! My 6 ducks have options of either a doghouse, or a small shed. At night I lock 4 into the tiny shed, and the mallards sleep on the pond. I have an 8'x8' totally fenced in pen for days that they can't free-range (when I am out of town overnight)... but nothing like what you guys have. WOW.

    If I knew how to be handy with a hammer and nails, I could have something better than my unlevel, unsquare, shed... I even had to cut out part of a support post to make it all fit together... lol.

    The good news, chickensducks&agoose, is that they are just ducks and don't care.​
     

  6. Charlindabob, what is all that white stuff around your posts and edges?

    To all responders: How much did your pen/run cost? How many ducks do you have?
     
  7. chickensioux

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    Ours cost between $500-600. It hold 6 call ducks and 1 of the khakis. I let them out in the afternoon to freerange and swim.
     
  8. charlindabob

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    Charlindabob, what is all that white stuff around your posts and edges?

    To all responders: How much did your pen/run cost? How many ducks do you have?

    I have two dozen Mandarins in there as my breeders, both normal color and white and occassionally 60-70 ducklings or more, until they are sold.
    The "white stuff " is not snow. We are in central Florida....it's sand.
    And the cost....about $1000.00 in material. Size is 25'x50'.
    I have 12 nest boxes and have planted bamboo in many places in there now.​
     
  9. charlindabob

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    Quote:I have two dozen Mandarins in there as my breeders, both normal color and white and occassionally 60-70 ducklings or more, until they are sold.
    The "white stuff " is not snow. We are in central Florida....it's sand.
    And the cost....about $1000.00 in material. Size is 25'x50'.
    I have 12 nest boxes and have planted bamboo in many places in there now.

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  10. DaKid

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    Charlindabob, what is all that white stuff around your posts and edges?

    To all responders: How much did your pen/run cost? How many ducks do you have?

    I have two dozen Mandarins in there as my breeders, both normal color and white and occassionally 60-70 ducklings or more, until they are sold.
    The "white stuff " is not snow. We are in central Florida....it's sand.
    And the cost....about $1000.00 in material. Size is 25'x50'.
    I have 12 nest boxes and have planted bamboo in many places in there now.

    Charlindabob ,
    nice set up I really like it ,how high is your pen and does it have a net top and how high off the ground is your nesting boxies .


    Thanks alan​
     

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