duck pens/house/pool setups??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jackrooster, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can i see how you guys set up your duck pens?? House runs how big you pens are if they have a top on and ect. I am haveing a duck pen built and i want to know how to really do it and how to sel up the inside sooooo that it dosent get soo messy!
     
  2. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just finished mine the end of May. They do get to come out for about an hour or so a
    day (before and after work longer on weekends) to roam and fly around..
    ..but they dont use the duck hut yet... even in a storm.. they go in once in awhile
    for a short time and thats it.. lol they spend 90% of their time in the pond..[​IMG]


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  3. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    All I have to say is WOW! Lucky Ducks!
     
  4. VelvetDragon

    VelvetDragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's lovely. Is the substrate among the boulders gravel?
     
  5. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    That is absolutely gorgeous....What a nicely designed- functional and attractive looking pen. Well done Hattiegun... How often do you use the chair in there...If I had a set up ike that...I would be very tempted to retire early.... what a great way to spend a day!
     
  6. Blooming chicks

    Blooming chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great set up! I am so jealous. I'm going to have to show my husband. And please do tell what substrate you used--I need to add something to mine to keep the pen dry and the smell down.
     
  7. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    its pea gravel / some sand.... on the one side of the pen, I put down washed /cleaned
    sand with pea gravel over the top and I can just hose it down.. but so far , they stay in
    the pond sooo much I hardly have ANY poo to clean... I drain the pond every couple days
    cuz its been hot out and they LOVE clean water.....its super easy. I have a tube drain in
    the bottom on the left.. I pop the drain and it only takes like 5 min to drain.. I hose it down
    and use the water pump on the right of the tub and fill it back up 15 min or so. I love the
    pond cuz it has ledges I throw treats on and they can stand on them and preen without getting
    completely out of the pond.I fill it a couple inches over the ledge........got it at Menards
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    called the Key Largo.
     
  8. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, that is a gorgeous set-up. i have two little ducks that i need to build a pen for. They have outgrown the plastic oil change pan i was using as a pond. [​IMG]
     
  9. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the coop that was built for my runner ducks. It's still a work in progress. I am lucky, my BIL built the coop but I created the pen.

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  10. T Hi

    T Hi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Bonney Lake, WA
    Here is our Walduck Astoria Hotel! '[​IMG]' I have runners so they don't need it very tall. ( they dont fly) My darlings get to range outside almost everyday so this is just their penthouse suite to relax in. I also have a shallow horse trough in it for a pool (not in the picture). A sump pump empties it quick and I use the water to feed the garden and lawn! Good Luck!!






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