housing ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nikki1496, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
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    I have two Muscovys, two Oregon and a goose who live why chickens but are making a good awful need. I wanna give them their own house but i need to know what they need? The temps are down to single digits here at night so so they need an insulated house or just somewhere that isn't wet?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    It doesn't have to be insulated just safe and secure and not drafty. it needs good ventilation up around the top of the roof for moisture to escape ducks/chickens/geese make alot of moisture through breathing and they will need fresh air for a few small windows facing south. I have old used windows in my houses and I keep the tops open facing south. This gives them some fresh air but the breeze isn't coming right in on them.
     
  3. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four ducks. I'm using an extra large dogloo and an extra large wood shed-type dog house for my ducks.

    One was supposed to be a nesting box and one the other was supposed to be a shelter to get out of terrible weather.

    The dogloo has built in ventilation at the top.

    They mostly sleep out in the weather or on the ramp that goes to their pond.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    You must not have predators @cayugaducklady
     
  5. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have lots of potential predators... raptors, coons, snakes, bobcats, bears, who knows what else. Their doghouses are inside a completely enclosed dog kennel. There's a second layer of wire on the top of the kennel and there's a layer of hardware cloth from my chest height all the way down to make a skirt on the ground :).

    If something can get through their enclosure there isn't much else I could do to prevent it.
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Sounds like Ft. Knox [​IMG]
     
  7. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not quite yet :). I still need to install security cameras to make sure a person couldn't wreck havoc inside my duck haven. But that is an overly complex infrastructure project for us because we need to run electricity down there. We have 0 outside outlets here.
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Game came don't require electricity.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    X2! Batteries and camera card and good to go. [​IMG]
     
  10. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Y'all just made my day! I know what I'm going to start researching now.
     

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