height for a duck house?

Oddyse

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8 Years
May 21, 2011
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Hey guys! Im building a new duck house to go into DUCKTOPIA and was just wondering if it needed to be a specific height? All answers welcome, many thanks
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Oddyse

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8 Years
May 21, 2011
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Its not there main run, its just the house within their pen, one they go in if they wanna get out the rain or sun. I was planning on making it around 43 inches but was going to see if I could make it any lower to save on the cost (as all in all I would have spent nearly £1000 on everything I have built for them!
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Eroc1_1

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Jan 12, 2011
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43 is a good height. You could go a little lower. But I wouldn't go any lower than 36". What breeds do you have? Runners would need a little taller house.
 

slim1986

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Sep 5, 2011
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As long as your ducks can stretch and don't have to "duck" down when they are inside
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u should be fine so like Eroc1 said about 38-40 inches tall should work fine!
 

ChickInDelight

Never an Empty Nest
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Apr 27, 2011
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I am curious - ducktopia already looked to have plenty of indoor space. Don't your ducks prefer to be outside? How much house versus run area do you have?
 

Oddyse

Songster
8 Years
May 21, 2011
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Bristol
Ducktopia is all outside at the moment, they have nowhere to go inside yet. I have to have them in a pen all the time as we have a fox problem here. ChickInDelight, have another quick look at ducktopia and you will see what I mean.
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kuntrygirl

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Feb 20, 2008
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I made the mistake and had a few things built for my chickens that were only 5 feet tall and I am having to bend down to get in and out and my back is killing me for it
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. NEVER AGAIN will I do that!!!! From here on out ALL buildings are being built at least 6 feet tall. I'm 5'7", so I need the height.
 

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