duck coops &nesting boxes

ShortCircuitRanch2332

Songster
8 Years
Mar 12, 2011
328
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Oak Hills
ok fellow duck keepers I am going to be redoing my duck house and I'd like to see pics of all yours, beds, nesting boxes, doors,runs and so on inside and out im looking for new ideas and would appreciate any help you can offer thanks so much
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Amiga

Overrun with Runners
11 Years
Jan 3, 2010
23,213
2,820
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Southern New England
Inside the Duck Inn, a double-walled insulated plywood box, with an open top (now has a plexiglass drop ceiling for insulation - see the 2'x4' along the top of the wall), all openings except the doors are covered with half inch hardware cloth. Roof slopes one foot from one end of the 8' long shelter to the other. Roof is Suntuff polycarbonate, one clear panel down the center, the rest is gray. This photo shows one corner inside.

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The Dutch door is a blessing for me - I can open it, the ducks don't run out, I can do most maintenance and the egg gathering through this door. The green curtain is to keep out driving rain (this was before adding the drop ceiling).

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I could not resist this shot of the house under a few inches of snow - it held up very well, but I could not keep the ducks warm enough in it this past winter.

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Another shot of the people door, and you can see a bit of the roof.

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Looking up at the roof from inside (pre plexiglass).

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stargazingmommy

Songster
9 Years
Apr 19, 2011
837
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Spokane
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(not mine, but what the ducks will be living in...eventually.


This is what they are living in now...2 duckies. 2 chickies. = 4 chirpie twerpies.
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Next weekend starts the making of the castle coop....will be split half duck half chicken and a major headache in all
 

ShortCircuitRanch2332

Songster
8 Years
Mar 12, 2011
328
2
111
Oak Hills
thats very nice I like it
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is the sleep area up off the ground?
@ stargazingmommy lol if it keeps them warm and safe thats all the matters and I know the head ache of the coop building I had to move a shed 2 1/2 acres to use as my chicken coop and I took it apart and resembled it lol
 

fifenashia

Songster
May 15, 2011
372
9
146
Eastern Kentucky
Our chickens and ducks live together in my version of the playhouse coop. I started partitioning off the bottom (under the hens house) last year though. In the winter I started putting the duck up with the chickens and shutting them all in the hen house at night. Then I felt bad cause she was laying UNDERNEATH 3 full grown hens!!!
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This summer I plan to create a lower level to the hen house and that will be for both the ducks so they have an insulated nesting box to sleep in together without being pooped on.

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gofasterstripe

Songster
9 Years
Aug 11, 2010
2,483
28
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Waterloo, South Carolina
We have an old house on our property that we use as a duck house, hay house, junk house,...you name it.
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1 room is split into 2...Pekins on 1 side....Runners on the other...I use cat litter pans as nests

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We also have the hallway for the white baby Runners when they are bigger...wood from free pallets and you can knock up gates in 5 minutes
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Just now they are sharing the bathroom with the goslings...this will be the goosy room once they are older.
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stargazingmommy

Songster
9 Years
Apr 19, 2011
837
7
171
Spokane
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This was a 2 day build to get them a house, then it was another 2 wks before they moved into it. there's now just a netting fence between the run and garden area, and there is netting over the top.
 

Eroc1_1

Songster
9 Years
Jan 12, 2011
491
4
109
Quote:
I have a few pics on my BYC 'Duck-House' page. I did not add any nesting boxes though.
 

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