muscovy duck coop

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducksarecool12, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am wanting to get some muscovies but dont know what they need how many should i get cause have neighbors on both sides of my house and if you could post pics of you muscovies coop/house and nesting boxes that would be great i am new in ducks so please help
    thanks:)
     
  2. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is one of my duckhouses. DH built it out of 98% recycled materials.
    Scovies love the nest boxes to brood and to sleep in.
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    Second duck house is a 7'X10' resin shed. I have roosts, shelves and nest boxes. Here is a bin I use for a nest box.
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  3. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love your coop how many nesting boxes are on it
     
  4. Red Maple Farms

    Red Maple Farms Wish Granted

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    The coop is 16' x 16', with a fully enclosed insulated 8' x 16' back half and an open 8' x 16' front half. The coop faces south, and sits on the edge of a three acre pond. The winter sun helps keep the ducks warm during the day. The muscovies like to sleep in the open structure until it gets colder than 20 below zero. Then they wimp out and join the pekins and mallards in the insulated part. There are two 2' x 4' wire screened feeding stations off the back. It houses about sixty adult ducks.

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  5. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool coop but what is the part with the ducklings coming out there for
     
  6. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok.. I'm not showing mine now. Y'all's are just too nice. [​IMG]
     
  7. Red Maple Farms

    Red Maple Farms Wish Granted

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    Quote:That is one of two feedings stations, which are now covered. It keeps the bedding in the coop drier because ducks are messy eaters.

    It also serves as a feeding station for brooders that are set uo inside the coop.
     
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  8. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    i love your coop how many nesting boxes are on it

    TKS! 4 nesting boxes and one bin nest box inside which doubles for a "shelf" to roost on. Not a lot of floor space in the original DH built duck house but the Scovies don't seem to mind since they free range all day. In the duck shed I have 3 bin nest boxes plus one back corner gets used regularly as a nesting spot.

    Red Maple Farms - LOVE your duck coop! [​IMG]
     
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I just LOVE everyone's coops. GREAT JOB !

    I wish I had something like that. [​IMG]

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  10. firewarrior

    firewarrior New Egg

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    I have only had chickens and that was a long time ago. They always needed a roost at night.
    This is my first duck raising experience this time around. At our newer place, we do not have a coop yet for our five 2 week old muscovey ducklings. They are in the house still. Umm, yeah... I want them out very soon. I like to put them outside in the fenced backyard to poke around whenever it seems warm enough. They need a coop for their own safety at night and when we leave for the weekend at times.

    My husband and I are not sure if scovies prefer a roost in the coop? From what I read of their habits, I assume yes?
     

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