Good duck hut?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TLWR, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,837
    187
    224
    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
  2. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,596
    15
    173
    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    It seems big enough. How much is a few??? I have 6 runners and I had them in a wire cage like the one in the picture. That didn't last to long..... lol. They grow really fast.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    This was the water and food set up. Constant cleaning with these little guys. I found towels were the easiest way for me. I don't know how big your runners are.

    Does it have a solid floor? You will want to secure the ducks at night from preditors too. If you get it I would try and talk the person down some. Keep looking to see what else is out there. Not only look under farm and garden but look under general and materials. You may find something in those sections also.
     
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,837
    187
    224
    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    3 - and the dog house, not the kennel.

    I have a large great dane sized kennel that I plan on starting them in until they can move to a yard by themselves.
    I'd want to put it up off the ground on a stand too I think.
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,837
    187
    224
    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Would it need ventilation for the night? I'd come up with something as a door to close them in, so it seems it would be "tight" once they were closed in.
     
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    13,752
    58
    333
    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    oh yes that will be perfect for them...are they going to have an enclosed run with the doggie house inside it or are you going to modify the dog house with ventilation and etc etc?
     
  6. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,837
    187
    224
    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
  7. kylee2katie

    kylee2katie Chillin' With My Peeps

    196
    1
    111
    May 6, 2010
    Stuttgart, Arkansas
    Quote:I have this same house. My husband attached hinges at the bottom with a board so it closes up - acts as a ramp to get in and out when let down. I used his drill and drilled many holes in the bottom so I could spray it out each morning and the water would drain out. It sits on top of a pallett. I have 4 ducks residing in it right now. I also drilled some extra holes in the sides where the fake windows are. It works great!


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. Blooming chicks

    Blooming chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    423
    2
    141
    Mar 4, 2008
    Bucks County
    Kylee2katie--I like how you attached the ramp--very ingenious. Looks like it would work, mine hardly ever use their house though. I love all the great ideas the BYC members come up with.
     
  9. kylee2katie

    kylee2katie Chillin' With My Peeps

    196
    1
    111
    May 6, 2010
    Stuttgart, Arkansas
    Quote:Thanks! I have to lock them up at night - we have an owl that likes to hang out at night! Also, I'm in Stuttgart, Arkansas and we are the "duck hunting" capital of the world....so sad....but I have to be able to lock them up so no one shoots my babies by mistake...currently, they free range from 6:00 am till dusk. But we are in the process of building an enclosed area that they can "free range" but within limits - something I can cover....and them not go flying around with the wild ducks that will start coming in around October. I have 4 mallards - that's what the hunters are looking for....I also have a fawn runner, 1 pekin, and 2 muskovy.
     
  10. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,837
    187
    224
    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Do you put some type of bedding material in there at night or leave it empty and hose it in the morning?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by