Duck Coops/Houses

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cdnngr, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. cdnngr

    cdnngr New Egg

    Mar 20, 2014
    Do you think ducks prefer their coop raised or on the ground? My 3'X3' coop is raised about a foot, and my ducks have zero interest in it. Not sure if they don't like the ramp, or being closed in.

    Thoughts?! :)
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Mine is raised about a foot off the ground with stairs. Mine have no problem with stairs. Ramps they just don't seem to get. My girls always had an easier time with stairs.
  3. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2015
    New England USA
    My duck houses are directly on the ground. I have a 70 gallon stock tank with a 2 ft dog ramp. My hens love to sleep and sun on the ramp.

    They use the dog houses for nests and to get out of the really not-for-anything-to be-outside weather.
  4. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2016
    Rhode Island
    My Coop
    My hen house is about 3 ft off the ground. There's a ramp with treads that the ducks use at least twice a day.

    The ducks also have access to a stream, which for much of my property is bordered by a canal wall (about 4ft from top to stream bed.) There's two ramps available to the ducks to get out of the stream and they use both. (One more than the other since the tread is mostly gone.)

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