Duck House Plans/Ideas

astronomer

Chirping
6 Years
Aug 7, 2014
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I need to build a house for my 10 ducks (and 4 neighborhood ducks if I can coax them in).
I'm looking at these plans:

http://www.homegardendesignplan.com/2011/06/chicken-coop-l102-117x334x132.html

I would modify them a bit. I don't need the run, as they have their run of a 3 acre pond during the day, and the neighborhood loves them waddling into their yards that are adjacent to the pond.

I also don't need it to be that tall. Ducks don't need perches like chickens, so I could bring the roof down several feet.

Do you think that's big enough for 10-14 ducks? 5X5 or 6X6? Mine all seem to huddle together when they sleep, so I don't see how they need a ton of room.

Also, do ducks really benefit from having nesting boxes? If so, I'll keep them in my build.
 

astronomer

Chirping
6 Years
Aug 7, 2014
76
3
94
If I do build it on stilts, they won't be very tall. Just enough to keep the bottom off the ground to prevent rot.
 

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