My New Duck Pen

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ohsnapitscharity, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. ohsnapitscharity

    ohsnapitscharity Out Of The Brooder

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    what else can/should i add to it?

    the whole thing:
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    water source/pool:
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    shelter:
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    and food bowl:
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  2. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would add a top to it,a hawk could swoop in or a coon,possum could climb it at night and get them.Also try and see if you can add a door to the opening of the coop if somthing gets in the run it could easliy get them.
     
  3. Adri_San27

    Adri_San27 Out Of The Brooder

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    a friend for your duck!
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Deer netting or something on the top is a good idea. I had my ducks for almost a year with no problem then I lost 2 in less than a week. Either a hawk or owl was swooping in and decapitating my ducks.

    You may also want to have a solid cover for part of the top. Ducks like shade during the day. Those down jackets they have can get hot in full sun [​IMG]

    Also, if you have raccoons nearby, they can reach through the fencing and grab your duck. Hardware cloth about 3-4 feet up on the bottom and partially buried to prevent digging will secure it.
     
  5. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I agree. Wire on the inside to prevent reach and snatches, mess or something on top for shade and deswoopination. And a Friend!! Duckies dont like to be lonely [​IMG]

    Yeah... Id say get a duckie friend should go at the top of your to do list.
     
  6. ohsnapitscharity

    ohsnapitscharity Out Of The Brooder

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    We will be getting a solid cover on top very soon. And then on 3 of the four sides when winter really sets in. Also we will be getting 2 female pekins as soon as I find some that are young and local as I want eggs.
     
  7. DuckMamaorBust

    DuckMamaorBust Out Of The Brooder

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    Your duck is looking much much better (in my opinion). You two are lucky to have each other. But keep looking for a friend [​IMG]
     
  8. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Deswoopination....I love learning new words! Thanks Goat Walker!!
     
  9. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Deswoopination....I love learning new words! Thanks Goat Walker!!

    I can't find that word in my dictionary. I need to call the Websters and tell them to add is right away. It is a cool word.
    ETA: I was just thinking (and I try to avoid that - it hurts lol)
    What would be really pretty is to get a Cayuga and a black Swedish. The white duck, black duck and a blk/wht duck would make a pretty combination. IDK, just a weird thought that came out of nowhere...
     
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  10. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    He is looking so much better! [​IMG]
     

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