My temporaray duck pen DUW

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Buster, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    This is pen DW and I got done today for a temporary duck pen because these ducks HAD to leave the garage! If you have any comments or suggestions I would appreciate them. It's not permanent, but I would like to know what else I need to do when I do the real deal.
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    Any guesses on gender or is it too early yet? They are 6-7 weeks old as far as I know and two are buff ducks and one is a magpie/cayuga cross.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2008
  2. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks great! The only suggestion I have is if they are going to be sleeping out there to put something over the top so nothing can get in to get 'em. You can tell the gender by their quacks. Females have a very loud quack, and males have more of a whisper. But when they are around 4 months old the males tail should start to curl. Good luck with 'em!
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Now I'm going to have to go out and listen to them quack- LOL
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I know they love it! If they are going to be in there all day long you need a top on it. Even a double layer of chicken wire is better than nothing when it comes to protecting them from predators while you are gone in the day.
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I know that one of them quacks really loud. One quacks soft and the other is undetermined.

    Thanks for the comments about the top for it. I kind of figured I would have to do something about that, so I will pick up some chicken wire for the top tomorrow.
     
  6. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
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    Quote:The loud one is probably the females and the soft one is probably the male. I agree with the top idea, you don't want anything to get in there.
     
  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    I think you need more ducks. That pen is way too empty. [​IMG]
    You should come to Portland and see the sights. While here, you can stop by and take some ducks home.
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:[​IMG] How did I know that's what you would say? We really like the ducks but want to get something a bit more permanent before getting more.
     
  9. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Just send em to me with the puppy. [​IMG]

    And Terrie, I'll be over in Portland again in October (nudge nudge, wink wink!) We just got back from there - well we landed in portland and drove to washington. My hubby's grandfather lives in Kalama.
     
  10. DuckLady

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    Let me know and we can meet up!
    Uh, how many ducks do you want?
     

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