Just added: A Duck Pen (pics)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ourlittleflock, May 30, 2011.

  1. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had these 3 lovely calls hatch and of course they needed a place to live.. so I added their pen to my existing coop. They will have the run/pen during the day to play, splash and bath and then at night they will be secure in the coop.. I will have a automatic door between the 2 areas. you can see the rest of the coop at my byc page.

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    and pics of the duck pen, We still have a few times to do 1) add the door, 2) spread the rocks and a few other odd and end,, any feedback to make it easier will be appreciated - the pond does have a drain hole that will come out of the front of the penned area so water can be changed. the door is on the outside for easy access to the penned area.
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  2. hossfeathers

    hossfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, this is VERY fine! Mine is much more a trailer park sort of duck pen than this Hamptons model.
     
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    I'm not to sure on the rocks though... Call ducks have very delicate feet and I would think that those rocks would hurt their feet.
     
  4. gofasterstripe

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  5. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the same kind of water trough for my pond.
     
  6. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well that's cool. Take pics when they are a little bigger and in their home and post them.
     
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Impressive [​IMG] i have the same er.. pond but it's our horse trough [​IMG]
     
  8. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the rocks have in tumbled so new rough edges... We have also added steps to get in and out of the pool for them... so they really never need to get on the rocks... I am hoping the rocks prevent tons of mud
     
  9. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The quarry in our area sells what they call block dust. It runs about $8 a ton and absorbs water like sand and makes the pens so easy to clean. You will regret putting gravel down. Makes cleaning the pens a task. Check around for block dust and once you put it in your pens you will never use anything else. It is also awesome to used in dog kennels.
     
  10. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:the rocks have in tumbled so new rough edges... We have also added steps to get in and out of the pool for them... so they really never need to get on the rocks... I am hoping the rocks prevent tons of mud

    Ok, but I would still watch out because they can/could get Bumblefoot.
     

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