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Getting prepared for some ducks!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NrthrnLghts, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. NrthrnLghts

    NrthrnLghts New Egg

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    I found this beauty on Craigslist today. Already sealed up, as the previous owner used it for an aquaponics system. Has a drain already built in, and our garden is on the other side of the fence in the picture. I am going to connect the drain to some PVC, and rig some type of drainage to water the garden.

    Does anybody have any advice for a ramp? Also, I got some pallets today, and I need to build a duck house. I've browsed the internet, but a lot of them are generic. I'd like some advice from some of our more experienced waterfowl owners.

    I haven't measured it yet, but my best guess is 5x5, and 3.5 ft tall.

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  2. faststell

    faststell Out Of The Brooder

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    For a ramp you can make wood into the shape of a V and cut lines or put down rough material on the wood so they can get out without slipping.
     
  3. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shingles make good ramp treads.
     
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  4. NrthrnLghts

    NrthrnLghts New Egg

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    Ok so this is what I ended up with! Spent $75 total, including the ducks. The ramp is temporary, but it is already proven to work.

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  5. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little jealous of that big duck tub!
     
  6. NrthrnLghts

    NrthrnLghts New Egg

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    I love Craigslist!
     

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