Floating Duck house

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ericwaddle3, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. ericwaddle3

    ericwaddle3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plan on building a floating duck house for a pair of mallards. Wondering if any else on here as built any and what they used to keep i a float.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Are they going to be a pair of wild mallards or domesticated?
     
  3. smccuen

    smccuen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So am I....for four mallards. Plan to float it in an old swimming pool that is now a pond with bullfrogs and dragonflies. Have been looking at various designs. Need to get busy with it and have it ready in 2 weeks. Have googled some today under the heading "floating duck houses" and there are some interesting designs. Planning to use scrap plywood and 2x2, 1x2, 2x4 and lattice for mine and make it buoyant with large styrofoam blocks I was given by the man at TSC.
    I HAD thought about securing the base using iron straps to hold it onto an inflated truck inner tube. But I think it will be much simpler to use the styrofoam blocks and cut them to size, attaching them with "liquid nail" cement. Will post photos. Please let me hear from you about your plans and how it goes.
     
  4. smccuen

    smccuen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duck House and Barley Balls - ready to float tomorrow
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Post pics when you get it set up.
     
  6. smccuen

    smccuen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    That is so nice. now how are they going to be protected from the swimming preds? or will they only be here during the day?
     
  8. smccuen

    smccuen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. smccuen

    smccuen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    15 weeks old now and enjoying their floating house.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Glad they like it, it's a beautiful place you have for them, and gorgeous ducks too.
     

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