First Duck house

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mamasaurusrex2, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Mamasaurusrex2

    Mamasaurusrex2 Chirping

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    Hello!! My husband built me a house for two little ducks I'm getting ready to rescue. It was made from a large crate. Today I painted it to match my house, we aren't quite finished. I want to add more latches, more wire and traction for the ramp as well as some metal on the roof, but I wanted to share our new duck home!! 20190824_182609.jpg 20190824_182521.jpg
     
  2. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    Awesome job! - Where are you located? The house has a lot of ventilation openings, which is good, but can also cause rain to make the bedding wet when it is raining sideways and for longer periods of time…
     
  3. Mamasaurusrex2

    Mamasaurusrex2 Chirping

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    Thank you! We are in Treasure Valley Idaho so we don't have a lot of rain here. I think I wouldn't have made the openings quite so big. My husband made it out of crate he had modified for transporting things when we moved, so he used his imagination from there lol. I can definitely see how rain getting in through there could be an issue. If we have to, we can modify it.
     
  4. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    All depends on where you locate the house. If it is in sheltered spot, like under a large tree or close to your house's wall it'll be fine. And you can always cover it temporarily with an additional tarp should the weather be really bad.
     
  5. Flyinbolts

    Flyinbolts Chirping

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    Looks really well done for a couple rescues!
    Ventilation is super important, keep sheltered out of rain and you'll be awesome.
     
  6. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    i love it
     
  7. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    I love it too.

    But...not to be a Debbie downer but I'd replace the chicken wire with hardware cloth 1/2". You don't have much so it would not be expensive! Weasels, mink and other varments can easily get into chicken wire, in fact, I bet a raccoon would be able to rip that off and get in too.
     
  8. Quackter

    Quackter Songster

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    What are they feeding the coons out your way?
     
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  9. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    Theyd rip threw that here too, Plus if they reach in and grab a duck theyll pull it threw peice by peice...

    i caught a huge raccoon a few months ago
    Looks small in the picture but its about the size of two tom cats put together
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  10. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    Your duck house is looking nice. That is my next project here soon as I was gifted a SN duckling and got a friend for her. I only have chickens so this is a new adventure for me! Best of luck with your rescues.
     

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