Duck houses/pens...please post pics of yours

DillardHome

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10 Years
Sep 2, 2009
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Calling all duck owners - can you please post pictures of your duck house and/or pen?
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I am wanting to add ducks to my farm family and would love to see some ideas for their home.
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Thanks for showing off yours!!!
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common coop

Chirping
13 Years
Jun 26, 2007
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Granby
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Here's the house -- but I need to get another picture of the bathtub now in place - with a gutter run to fill the tub...

And I'm still working on the windows to fit that triangular space...

And here are the girls and the guineas --

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They've been out and about practically all winter --

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How did I get 6 eggs yesterday from 5 ducks and one drake?? Just answer me that ?
 

Sweetfolly

Songster
10 Years
Apr 17, 2009
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Kildare, Wisconsin
My pens are simple 4'x8' plywood boxes with hinged roofs. Here's what they look like from the duck's perspective:

*Note - I haven't been using the cat auto-feeders and waterers anymore - they're too hard to clean. Now, I use square, plastic dishpans - which are much easier to scrub out!
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Good ventilation is a must - my vents are basically 6" gaps at the top of the walls, covered in wire mesh.
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The "duckie doors" have to be secure from predators - I did once have a raccoon try to open these doors, but nothing's ever managed to get in:
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I hope that helps you! My 45-year-old mother and I, who have very limited carpentry skills, built all my pens ourselves.
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