Housing for ducks - dog kennel?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by comp6512, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. comp6512

    comp6512 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 3, 2008
    Got an idea from another thread - will something like this work? This is a dog kennel picture from home depot web site.


    We are in Central Florida, so cold is not an issue...
  2. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    i have my banty chickens in a dog run... works great...
    might want to give them a little house... and a kiddie pool...
  3. kawonu

    kawonu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2008
    Western North Carolina
    We keep our non breeder pairs and trios of call ducks and geese in four of the dog kennels. They work great. The dutch bantam chickens even fly back into them at night to roost and fly out to free range in the yard during the day. Only predators we've had problems with is skunks. They can squeeze through the chain links. We put some hardware cloth around the bottom and no more problems. Tarps on the top of two keep it dry during rainy spells. We concreted the bottoms so it is easy to spray off the mess. A kiddie pool and a feeder and they love it. We have a couple dog houses but they never get in them.
  4. RM44

    RM44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    Woodstock, Georgia
    Look for a used on on Craigslist to save $$ over new retail. My chicken run is half used dog fence, half home made. And we use the swing door to partititon off the chickens when we have to clean the coop, etc. The dog runs make great bird homes!
  5. BayMinetteChickenMom

    BayMinetteChickenMom Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 6, 2009
    It works great for me. We live in South Alabama. I did wrap it with chicken wire and hardware cloth for extra predator protection. Ours came from Lowes, and my son and husband had it put together in an hour. [​IMG]
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    My ducks sleep in a dog igloo at night. I got it at a garage sale for $25.

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