Duck run/tractor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by IRL, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. IRL

    IRL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2010
    I am looking to build a portable run for my pekin duck. After her sister died she has been picked on by the chickens. I will also hopefully add two call ducks in the spring.
    Here some thoughts:
    -Atleast 20 sqfeet
    -I already have a dog house
    -I will not be adding wheels, it will not have to be moved often
    -NOT an a frame-needs to incorporate dog house
    -I will put a small pond in it
    Here are some ideas:

    Which one would you recommend?
    Do you know of any plans or good photos of a similar run?
  2. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    SW Washington
    I think B would be the better option. I can't see a Pekin going up a ramp to get to the pond or the house. I would try to keep it portable because even with only 3 ducks it won't take too long before the ground will be bare and muddy. If you plan to cover the run area I'd suggest hinging the top or making it so it can be lifted off to allow you easy access.
  3. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    Jackson, NJ
    I agree. Plan b sounds much better. I have 3 ducks, they can be messy with a pond [​IMG]
    Good luck
  4. IRL

    IRL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2010
    Thanks- I guess I'll go with B. Any plans online for building something like this?

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