Good places to buy a duck run?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Amykins, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm trying to find duck running boards to place throughout my house so Wobbles can get around, but I'm having lousy luck. There are no homestead or farm supply stores in my area, and the few items I have found just sell the plank with the whole coop, not the board separately. Online searching comes up bunk, since "duck run" or "duck plank" comes up for an assortment of hunting and cooking items, and "chicken run" just gives me results for that claymation movie.

    Any of you awesome folks have any good online sources I can find 'em? I'm not a handy person, so making my own is out.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Are you talking about something you want in one place what about stall mats? TSC carries them and you can most likely order them on line. shipping maybe cost prohibited though Or what about those plastic runners you can buy for carpet protection? Neither may not work but can't really think of anything else if your going to let her run through the house.
     
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  3. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Not a stall mat, I mean those wooden planks with the rungs nailed on them to help ducks walk up and down steep inclines. I need one for my bed, and several more to line end-to-end so she can go up and down the stairs.
     
  4. iawoodchip

    iawoodchip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what's a duck running board? I'm not familiar with the term. Might be why you can't find it. Never mind. I see your second post.
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have bought ramps for my dachshunds to use to get up on the sofa. you maybe able to find someone to make you one with out carpet on it and then add the rungs yourself.
     
  6. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh okay, I see what you mean. You need a ramp so that your ducky can get onto furniture. Google pet ramps. I know they make them for cars so that small/elderly dogs can go up them. They should has a non slip coating of some sort. Pet Smart or Petco should have them in store too.
     
  7. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    All the dog ramps I've found are either way too expensive or are stairs, which isn't what I'm looking for. I just wanted a simple wooden ramp, but I don't really know anywhere that sells them. :/
     
  8. Quackers Mama

    Quackers Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried doing a search myself on both Google & Amazon. Came up empty handed (is it just me or have searches become more difficult? Seems like you get more things popping up that's unrelated) but... I do have an idea. Depending on where you live you can search or post an ad on craigslist for someone whose looking to make some money who builds things. It's a really simple project I'm sure you'll find someone. :)
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    This is someone who will make a cover for a piece of plywood for a ramp.

    http://www.oasisoriginals.net/petgear.html#catramp

    I think you could find a nice piece of lumber at a big box store or better, a local lumberyard. There is one the next town over from us who will cut boards to my specification. Saves me much time.

    Anyway, If you get a board, have it cut to size, then get some plastic poultry fence and wrap it around the board, stapling the edges on the underside, that should be grippy enough for the duck to use as a ramp.
     
  10. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh dear...even that simple explanation went over my head. XD I really am dumb when it comes to building anything, I even have trouble with ikea furniture for the love of bacon!

    I guess that's my only real option though, especially if I want something that'll run the entire length of my staircase. Hmm. Guess I better just take the plunge and see what my local lumber yard has to offer. Would I have to sand it down or can I get long enough planks pre-treated? I wonder if I could find some sort of textured, waterproof contact paper...
     

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