Hello I'm Mel and new to BYC but not so new to ducks. I had ducks many years ago and now I have 7 Pekin and 1 Welsh. My husband is Welsh and insisted on the 1 Welsh, lol. We are getting ready to put together a new enclosure. I bought an old corn crib and my husband is dismantling it and hauling it home. The plan is as follows. The out side will be wrapped in hardware cloth. There is going to be a concrete foundation around the circumference along with hardware cloth buried out a couple feet. The ground inside is going to be sloped slightly toward the middle where there will be a drain with a buried pipe taking the water away. Then pea gravil will be added on top and covering the entire enclosure. We are hoping then when we spray the gravil it will flush everything down the drain and away. Sounds like a good plan but we will see how it works. If you have any ideas or input I would love to hear them.