Duck Houses?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ticks, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Hi, I just got 4 brand new little baby Mallards. Ok, they are Rouens but I like to call them Mallards [​IMG] I would like to know what I can put them in once they are big. I would like to make a small one with pallets. Maybe 2 pallets long by one pallet deep? I will also have a run of some sort. For the winter I will probqbly put insulation between the pallets cracks or holes. Can I have some help and some pics?
     
  2. JJSmith

    JJSmith In the Brooder

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    We built some duck houses and it holds 4 muscovy ducks so would easily hold your rouens. These are summer breeding houses so if you did go 2 pallets long then it would supply some room if they are shut in for inclement weather. These ones we built are 4' Square and have a slanted roof 5' tall at front and 4' tall at the back. They are built on a pallet foundation so they can be easily moved.
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    This is the finnished house, it has a nest box off the side and has 2 nests in it.
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    We built a 10X20 run off the side for the ducks for the summer as well.
     
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    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Thanks, that helps me a lot!
     
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    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    How much space do ducks need?
     

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