"New" Coop - Made of Re-Purposed Doors and Pallets - Ducks Didn't Want to Leave This Morning!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kellypepperk, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. kellypepperk

    kellypepperk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We finished the Duck Shack yesterday! The duckers spent their first night in there last night and they must have liked it because they didn't want to get out this morning! I am concerned about being able to find the eggs in the hay - the girls really nestle them down in there.

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    we used an old bunk bed for the the base, framed with pallets and sided with old doors and a wee bit of old barn board.
    original hardware on the entry door!


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    Besides a box of screws our total cost was $60 for roofing!
    Hope you enjoy!
    Cheers!
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Love this! I really need to build a duck house before winter.. So much work.. so little time! :barnie
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Great job [​IMG] as for finding eggs. well i use a pitch fork to turn the shavings in my coops I go deep so as not to hit an egg turn over bedding and usually come up with an egg. [​IMG] when their laying
     
  4. petjem

    petjem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job, I loved it! [​IMG]You did give me some good ideas for the time I won't be having only 2 ducks as I do now! [​IMG]
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Wow!!!! You are doing a great job!![​IMG]

    Gotta ask, it's in my DNA: Are the ventilation openings covered with half inch metal hardware cloth? What are the security features? I may have missed this on another post, so please forgive me. I get a little, uhm, fretful about such things. I hate tragedies.
     
  6. kellypepperk

    kellypepperk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we don't have any openings larger than 1/4" - 1/2", but there is ample air flow. Not sure what other security features to include... there is a lock on the door.
    Advice and ideas are always welcomed!
     
  7. Valntyn

    Valntyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Great job!!
     
  8. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh good grief that is awesome! i'd love to steal it, as i need a drake barn lol

    THE only thing i'd do security wise? padlock that door.. do you have raccoons? it's said if a 5yo child can open it a coon can.. i wouldn't trust a slide latch.
     
  9. kellypepperk

    kellypepperk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my kid asked if she could let the ducks out this morning - I said yes
    she couldn't open it so I came over to open the latch -
    I couldn't either! [​IMG]
    I had to call DH over to do it!
    I'm sure it will loosen over time, so we'll get a locky-latch on there.
     
  10. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    ah, a stiff one lol Well just keep an eye it will loosen, i padlock all my poultry barns, just helps me sleep at night [​IMG]
     

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