height for a duck house?

Oddyse

Songster
8 Years
May 21, 2011
300
4
101
Bristol
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
 

Eroc1_1

Songster
9 Years
Jan 12, 2011
491
4
109
At a min. at least 38"- 40" for a ceiling height.
 
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Oddyse

Songster
8 Years
May 21, 2011
300
4
101
Bristol
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!
 

Eroc1_1

Songster
9 Years
Jan 12, 2011
491
4
109
Quote: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

Songster
8 Years
Sep 5, 2011
167
2
104
Highfill, Arkansas
As long as your ducks can stretch and don't have to "duck" down when they are inside
u should be fine so like Eroc1 said about 38-40 inches tall should work fine!
 

ChickInDelight

Never an Empty Nest
8 Years
Apr 27, 2011
1,145
31
158
Browntown, VA
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
300
4
101
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.
 

Oregon Blues

Crowing
8 Years
Apr 14, 2011
5,531
247
273
Central Oregon
Tall enough for you to stand up in, so you don't have to crawl on your hands and knees to clean it or catch a bird that needs medical care.
 

kuntrygirl

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
11 Years
Feb 20, 2008
22,031
765
461
Opelousas, Louisiana
Quote:x2.

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
. 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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