Modern Duck mansion

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckNoobie, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. DuckNoobie

    DuckNoobie Songster

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    It took a while to design this duck mansion, I call it the Quackingham Palace
    The shed is a modern, one slope roof, wood construction, featuring 1 large transom window for maximum light and 2 large windows for air circulation.
    Safety of my ducks was a priority. The run features 19 gauge 1/4"x1/4" wire mesh, including mesh along the top and a foot below grade to prevent wild life from getting in. The top of the run has clear plastic roofing panels to protect from the elements.
    All that's missing is a cute sign on the shed door :)
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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Looks pretty nice!
    Looks like 1/2" HC, especially if 19ga.
    How does rain runoff flow off those roofs?
    Run is probably OK, but coop roof running off in space next to retaining wall my end up under coop?
     
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  3. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    :gig:lau I guess the Queen is laughing now too!
     
  4. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    Beautiful Duck-house and run! You should write an Article about the built.
     
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  5. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    'Ugh! I'm so bored. Do you want to go somewhere today Kya?'

    'Yeah! Sure!'

    'Where?'

    'How about... Quackingham Palace!'

    'Oop-- sure'

    Love the design!!! Enjoy your quacks!
     
  6. DuckNoobie

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    Both roofs are sloped for water runoff, the run is sloped towards the back wall. The plastic roof is wavy and I find that is great for rain runoff.
    Haven't had a problem with the rain from the coop, the soil is very sandy and water gets absorbed almost instantly! Actually having issues with rain water on the run, so I've extended the roof at the back hoping this will work. :idunno
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    It's beautiful. When is dinner served? lol
     
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  8. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    There will tea be served at 4pm in the Quackingham Palace this afternoon…
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Tea and Crumpets? what ever they are.
     
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  10. DuckNoobie

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    :lau:lau
     

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