Duck Grow-out Pen Ideas?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DancingWthDucks, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I'm needing some ideas for a duck grow-out pen. I hatch quite a few ducklings throughout the year, and sell most as day olds, but grow out batches of 2-10.

    For the first couple of weeks I a couple of 120cm by 60cm indoor rabbit cages with a cat litter tray covered with mesh for the water. This works well, but by week 3 the bedding is quickly getting dirty and the pens are too small.

    Ideally I'm wanting to build some sort of grow out pen with a sequre outside run for them to play in during the day, but something that will stay reasonably clean.

    I could really do with any ideas or photos of your setups!

    Thanks,
    Charlotte
     
  2. cyriuskee

    cyriuskee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use an extra large wire dog crate with the folding wire dog playpens attached to the sides for daytime playtime. Once theyve started to feather in, i dont lock them in the large dog crate at night anymore.
     
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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

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    This is my Duck run......You could purchase a run and place plywood around the sides and have separate pens on the inside to house them....The lady I sold Ducklings for housed hers this way.......Hard to explain but I hope you can understand me?
    Her runs were much larger of course.......


    Cheers!
     
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