first coop we built

Sandykbo

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This is the first coop we built, for the boys. They needed more room, since they have outgrown the boxes in the bathroom. A little hard to see but there is room to the back with two doors. This way they can all run around and get out of each others way. Ducks and chicks doing well, 4 weeks old. We put the ducks in a fenced area to play when we are home, they have a small pool to play in and seem to have become great divers and splashing demons..
You can see the Love

 
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Miss Lydia

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This is the first coop we built, for the boys. They needed more room, since they have outgrown the boxes in the bathroom. A little hard to see but there is room to the back with two doors. This way they can all run around and get out of each others way. Ducks and chicks doing well, 4 weeks old. We put the ducks in a fenced area to play when we are home, they have a small pool to play in and seem to have become great divers and splashing demons..
You can see the Love

Nice coop but that netting will not keep out a predator. raccoons are the worst and quite a few other preds can rip through that netting. Hardware cloth is the best for keeping out predators.

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Amiga

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Hi! Looks very neat!

I am very security focused, as we have a long long list of predators here.

Are they inside a building with no way for anything to get in?

If not, there needs to be half inch metal hardware cloth all across the top, firmly secured, and on the sides, also. Raccoons will reach through chicken wire and - forgive the graphic description - pull the duck out piece by piece, if the raccoon cannot get into the pen. The half inch metal hardware cloth will prevent that.
 

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