In the Brooder
- Nov 12, 2018
Well this dumb duck sits in front of it's owners house, been free range since they got it, wife and I only recently picked up a free big tall dog house for it with vent, because lazy husband didn't build one like he said he would all summer/fall! So the poor thing is out in the snow right now, came down pretty hard earlier and lots of it! Just standing in it, sitting in it, don't go near the dog house at all! But it's also not near his owners door, where he likes to stay near, I think he feels safe from predators there. So prior to getting the dog house I gave them a triangle shaped outdoor table with plexiglass top and today put the wide width against the brick wall below their living room window, where he likes to be at night, near it and the front door. Then found a sheet of plywood in basement that fit across front opening perfect and leaves an opening by their door and walkway; his favorite spot to sit. It's wide enough to escape a predator I think, if he smells or hears one near, where he at least won't be trapped by a small doorway like dog house has. He never liked being put in the dog crate I gave them when he was younger, I think is why he won't go inside the dog house. I put hay in a disposable litter box and hay on the ground, more comfortable than he was, laying in snow, so lets see how this works out.