Duck house thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Anny, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I can't believe there isn't a thread on here to just post pictures of your house/coop/duck area.

    Any one want to donate some pictures of their duck coops.

    Thanks!
     
  2. cluck1

    cluck1 Out Of The Brooder

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    There already is one but I dont know where it is on here
     
  3. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    We need to find it! Would love to see pictures of other Duck set ups!
     
  4. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I've been looking as well. I have 4 Pekins and 2 call ducks and I'm looking for some ideas so if anyone has some good duck housing/pen ideas, let us see them!

    Here's my idea for the Pekins pen. I'm going to have it 6-8 ft tall. 1/2 inch hardware cloth for the bottom 4 feet. Larger fencing size for the top 2-4 feet.

    It's going to be 20ft long x 15ft wide. I'm going to plant at least one, possibly two Australian Willows. I'm also going to add monkey grass and some other acidic loving grasses like that. There will be a pool with a drain in it so they can do swimming. The monkey grass will be planted halfway around the pool in a semi-circle. There will also be some river rock around the other semi-circle of the pool. River rock is smooth so it won't bother their feet when they walk on it.

    I'm also going to grow peas and green beans uo the outside of their pen and a patch (not sure of size yet) of white clover for them.

    I'm still working on the designing of the pen, but I need ideas for the house.

    Laurie
     
  5. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's mine

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    Here is my prior setup
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  6. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I have that same pool!!! Its been too chilly to let my ducklings out in it yet. But I can't wait for them to be able to go in it!!

    Thanks for sharing your pics!

    Laurie
     
  7. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Thanks for the pictures. I can do this without spending a fortune. I have Posts and wire.
     
  8. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks really don't need a lot and don't seem to like a shelter, they like to huddle more! Our quick pen consists of horse fencing (2 x 4ish wire) and some fence stakes with a Little Tikes house setting right in the middle, mostly used to keep food dry. Otherwise, they never go in the house. I would post pics but too late and too tired. See website to left to get an idea of my setup. Scroll down till you see ducks and a pen. Good luck!
     
  9. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    LOL my ducks are only little at the momment in the brooder but when I used to have ducks before I had a old rubber pond that I flipped over on the ground cut a hole and filled it with hay and they stayed in that in a dog run.
     
  10. fowlmood

    fowlmood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    headred, I loved your website. Great idea using a kids sand box for a pool. I'll look for one this spring. I also liked the whole beer, brats and bills thing. I spent yesterday outside eating pizza, drinking beer and watching my goslings play outside in the garden.

    As far as a duck house, mine go into the chicken coop at night to be locked up for safety purposes but they would prefer to just sleep out under the stars (or the clouds or the rain drops or whatever). The duck are very hardy and not too picky.
     

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