Ducks and duck house

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Graceful Acres, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Graceful Acres

    Graceful Acres Songster

    Apr 29, 2010
    Went out this morning to take care of the ducks. I took the water hose, opened the door, hosed the floor down, it drained through..........what a dream!
    I even carried warm/hot water out for their bath [​IMG] I think I'm in love also! I'm trying to decide which kind I want next. I read where the Pekin only lives
    about 5 years. I want something that lives a long time. At least longer than 5 years.
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Wrangler

    I have a Muscoy drake that is 9 years old, and still chasing the ladies. [​IMG]
  3. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Songster

    Dec 30, 2011
    Lawrence, KS
    My Coop
    According to Wiki - they live 9-12 years. I hope it's that long!! I believe that they do live a lot longer than chickens...
  4. Scovy Momma

    Scovy Momma Songster

    Jan 21, 2012
    Sacramento CA
    When I was little we had a couple of Pekins that were around until I got into Jr High,so maybe over 12-13 years? They actually were fine until some neighborhood dogs got in the yard,so who knows how long we'd have had them.
    I'm sure yours will last a long time in that beautiful home!
  5. Johnson5326

    Johnson5326 Chirping

    Mar 22, 2012
    That's beautiful. Much nicer than my modified dog kennel [​IMG]
  6. jess5254

    jess5254 Songster

    Jul 7, 2010
    WOW, You could rent that out for a pretty penny!! I love it what a cool idea, I wish i lived in a place where I could do that. Too cold in the winter but it would work in the summer, and would look lovely in the landscape. You did a beautiful job I have an idea though, what about a pool sunk into the floor with a drain so you can clean it out when needed? just a thought. I will be telling everyone I know about this, I am sooooo jealous. I have pekins also don't get me wrong I love them, but i am getting out of them. I had one slip and fall on the ice this winter and sprain her ankle, I was soo worried she would not recover. They are such a heavy bird. Also I have children that like to play with them and they chase them sometimes and I can't get it through to them that the pekins are tooo big to chase like that, they will end up hurting themselves. on the other hand they are awesome layers, they lay better than my chickens, and baking with the eggs makes it so moist. :)
  7. Graceful Acres

    Graceful Acres Songster

    Apr 29, 2010
    I not sure where in the world I read that............but thank you for the added years [​IMG]That makes me feel good now. I usually
    get so attached to my animals, that I couldn't imagine having them only 5 years.
  8. Graceful Acres

    Graceful Acres Songster

    Apr 29, 2010
    I wanted to put the pool in the floor, but hubby will not. He says that if we ever use the building for something else, then we would have a big hole in the floor. The truth is................he wants to steal it and make a chicken coop out of it. I told him it does not have the right kind of floor for chickens. He said that they could just sleep in there at night and be let out in the daytime.
  9. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Just save the bit you cut out for the pool and it can be added back later. No biggie.
    I'd get a big black cement mixing pan and put that in with support under it.
    Water and play at the same time ;)
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Wrangler

    What a beautiful place to have ducks. Love it!

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