Duck Enclosure???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckLover179, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    California
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    Okay, this is my first time uploading pics so let's see how it works.
    I'm doing an enclosure for my ducks like that, with grid flooring made for ducks, that I can just rinse down. They will also have a dog house. Does this sound like it will work???I just want the best for them.

    (There will be 2 female pekins, the demensions are 10 by 10, and it is 6 ft high.

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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Looks great!

    To really help prevent incursions by predators, consider a few more things:

    Something across the top - many predators climb very well. I put coated 2"x3" fence across the top of the pen.
    Is the bottom going to keep things from digging up through? I put coated chain link under the pen, and secured it around the edges.
    A friend lost a duck through an approximately one inch gap under the dog pen - something reached in and dragged the duck out (shudder). Make sure there are no gaps greater than half an inch.
    Many duck people recommend half inch hardware cloth around the bottom three feet of chain link, to keep predators from pulling ducks out. Yes, they do that.
     

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