Jonny Anvil's.... "The Duck Hut" (still in progress)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jonny Anvil, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey everyone,

    Well I have been busy these past few days building a Duck house for our 7 Ducks, no longer Ducklings...lol


    Here are some pics of the Coop I built for them.... I was about to shingle the roof tonight but a nice storm blew in and put that idea on hold until things dry up again.
    "The Duck Hut" as we are calling for now..lol is not fully finished but will be soon enough. I want to finish putting on some trim and then I plan on painting the outside.

    I made it kind of like a chicken Tractor Idea putting wheels onto on side of the 4x4 corner posts, and hooks on the other so I can move it with the tractor...lol

    On the inside I used hardware cloth where there food and water go, to minimize the mess..lol As well put up some white coragate plastic on the walls.

    Here are a few pics... I will post more later on...... Hope you enjoy.

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  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Wow... Very impressive!! Im sure your ducks will be very cosy in there. Glad to see you put the hardware cloth in the floor so they can have food and water in there when locked up. A smaller area can get very hot especially in summer so having water available will be important.
     
  3. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow thanks!!!...... here are some pics of the Ducks..... here they are as young ducklings back on June 8th.

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    REALLY hard to tell who is the call duck...lol

    But now lucky stands out, well they stand above him.....LOL but he still is the leader.
    here they are recently.
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    Lucky is all black, with some white

    Here is their setup....

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    That was fresh water....lol gotta love Ducks... Messy but great personalities.!!!!

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    Splashing around
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  4. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps

    BTW that water was clean....lol only an hour before the pic was taken. I had just filled it up. Ducks are very messy but so darn cute!

    Cheers!
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice work [​IMG]
     
  6. mountaintopchicken

    mountaintopchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the dimensions?

    Hope you keep posting pics, of the roof when done etc.
     
  7. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey I used left over shingles and what i had left from my two 10x10 sheds I converted into a Coop and one a Brooder, there are seperate posts on that as well. I put on some Trim and finished the facia up top.. I was limited on shingles and did the best I could but so far no leaks inside. [​IMG]

    The dimensions are LxWxH and in feet
    = 6x4x4 sloped down to rear to 3.5 feet or so.

    This is all built on a base that is also 6x4 with 1 foot 4x4 posts for legs placed flush with a 2x4 box, so the base still stands at only 1 foot off the ground.

    Here are some more pics

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    Imside the Duck hut.... so far so good.


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    A shot of the Deuce Coop, the Duck Hut and The Broowery, my brooder house.
     
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  8. mountaintopchicken

    mountaintopchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The dimensions are LxWxH and in feet
    = 6x4x4 sloped down to rear to 3.5 feet or so.

    Thank you! That looks like a nice, basic economical shape for a coop. I might do something like it for my next chicken coop [​IMG].​
     
  9. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww... Makes me want ducks... I so love ducks... But at only 1.2 acres, not enough space I'd think to muffle noise.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You really have carpentry skills!! Nice job
     

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