Duck pens

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Old McDonald77, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. Old McDonald77

    Old McDonald77 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just curious what you all keep your ducks in? Size? Fence or free range? Complete enclosed unit? Let post some pictures. Love seeing everyone else's setup. Always trying to improve my own
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

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    Dog house.....Dog Run......I free range twice a day......I have a fox problem so never leave them out alone to long.....I have 5 Ducks!
     
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  3. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    Mine free range. I am able to put some up at night but most go to the tank for the night.
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  4. DuckMD

    DuckMD Just Hatched

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    I have eight ducks, Welsh Harlequin. I let them enjoy the yard when I'm around.
    We have several hawks living in the area, a fox, a racoon and at least one porcupine. The yard is fenced but far from perfect. At night and when I'm not around they hang out in a 10x20 enclosed pen, with a 4x6 house. They are happy to roam and yet seem content in their pen at night.A recent scare from a hawk might account for this.
    I plan to enclose a second 20x20 area for them to free range in when I'm not home.
     
  5. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    So yesterday I put the ducks in their winter quarters(coincidence lol).
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    Inside the Saxony house, note the(hopefully) deep litter

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    And the campbells house.
    Note the nestboxes. Amazingly, the ducks lay in the boxes, even though there's shavings everywhere. They even lay in the same corner of the box!

    The houses are on directly on the ground in summer, but now they are on a cement block-plywood platform
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    Aerial view
    I made that stool(middle right edge) to sit on and watch the ducks

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    The houses are nicely under two trees(only one shown, the other is off the right edge) and surrounded by electronet fencing
    There are some grassy areas for them to forage in that aren't in the photos
    Note the platforms

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  6. smonkeySK

    smonkeySK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    28' x 28' with a 2000l pond.

    9 ducks, 6 chickens, a dove and a pigeon :)

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    These are the duck coops (with a temporary guest on top).

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    And the new chicken coop

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    Pond

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    The only way I can grow anything!

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    Just need a new house for this one and his friend now
     
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  7. Old McDonald77

    Old McDonald77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I like those houses. Neat idea. Low Maintence
     
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  8. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah!
    They have wheels, so they can be pulled around, and wire on the bottom to let poop fall out. That way I can use them as sorta chicken(duck) tractors in summer to free range them. And nice clear plastic to let light in. Easy to hose off and all.
     
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