Duck run and coop.

rule4

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 28, 2013
10
0
62
I'm building a run and house for these my 4 new ducks and I was originally planning on this grand duck palace but have since decided to scale things down. What I have is the very early framework for what will be the run. Its 16x8 with a cool old tub for swimming. I was going to make a walk in coop but now plan on just a simple small stand alone coop in one corner for sleeping and protection from the elements.

I'm not sure how to go about roofing the run...I still need to finish quite a bit of framing, more support beams, raters etc. I basically built up the outer framework until it was free standing and called it a day. The whole project is being built from reclaimed lumber. I was planning using those clear plastic roofing panels similar to what I have in my coop. The run will be for spring through fall. In the winter they will have a small room in the main coop with a private small covered run where there is power for a heated water.

They seem to enjoy the rain so do I leave the roof open to let the rain in?

What do you think for the roof on the run... Something simple like predator netting or chicken wire, or should I stick with the original plan of corrugated plastic roof panels.
IMG_1744[845].JPG IMG_1745[846].JPG IMG_1746[847].JPG IMG_1749[851].JPG
 

jofanx

Songster
5 Years
Oct 30, 2015
222
100
141
I would put roofing... only because it becomes a soupy mess when it rains if you don't use gravel.
 

lomine

Crowing
5 Years
Aug 7, 2015
2,858
2,953
356
Peyton, CO
I agree. They are going to eat all that green in the run and then you'll just have dirt. It will get really messy and smelly too.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom