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Duck house

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tjrod2013, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. tjrod2013

    tjrod2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! So my husband and I made this for our dog three years ago, and he has not spent a single night in it lol. It just sits in our backyard, and I was thinking that with some simple modifications, it would make a great duck house. I'm thinking of putting a latching door on the front so I can lock the babies up at night, since my dog sleeps in the house, and won't be outside to deter any nocturnal predators. I was also thinking of hinging the roof and making a side access door for easier cleaning. I'll also put windows,either on the roof or on the sides, lined with hardware cloth so nothing can reach in and hurt the babies. I also welcome any suggestions you may have on how to modify this dog house. And also, for now I have two ducklings coming to me later this week. Don't know the exact measurements of this dog house, but we made it for a 100lb dog. How many ducks do you think will fit comfortably in here overnight? Is it big enough for two?
     
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  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That all sounds good/useful.my first duck house was a dog house kit from lowes w a hinged roof. I hosed it daily and just had it sloped to drain out the door.
    Easy cleaning has been the main thing for each later house build.
     
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  3. tjrod2013

    tjrod2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea, my main thing is that I want to be able to get in there and clean it out as quickly as I can lol. I plan on putting straw in there for insulation/nesting for the birds.
     

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