New duck pen

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ballgroundducks, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Ballgroundducks

    Ballgroundducks New Egg

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    I am new to ducks and have 4 peking ducks that are 4 weeks old. I just finished their pen and will be building onto it when they get a little bigger. Just want to see if it looks ok to everyone. Any help will be greatly appreciated.




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    This picture is of the pond but I have put a cover over it until the ducks get older or I am home to watch them. It also has a
    shower drain in the bottom so it is easy to clean out. The feeder is hanging from the roof about 2 inches from the ground to try to keep them from getting water in it.

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    This is their house it is 3 ft by 4ft and you can see the little guys on the right side of the picture
     
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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG] . Is that chicken wire? Some predators can reach through that
     
  3. Ballgroundducks

    Ballgroundducks New Egg

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    It is chicken wire. I have some more I was going to double wrap when I get home today.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Double Wrapping should defiantly secure it more. Besides that it looks great [​IMG]
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    It looks very nice and easy to clean; however, I would advise using hardware cloth instead of the chicken wire. JMO! I'm sure they will be most happy in their enclosure!
     
  6. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks fantastic! I would also agree with people who say to use hardware cloth, not chicken wire. Chicken wire is designed to keep chickens in, not predators out.

    You've done a great job with the design though. Love the whole setup!
     
  7. zooweemama

    zooweemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks fabulous!
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Beautiful!

    And yes, my second thought was . . . oooh, needs half inch hardware cloth.

    Keep up the great work!
     
  9. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the way you have the pond recessed into the floor. Clever, clever... I just love it!
     
  10. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice design! i also third(fourth?) the hardware cloth.. unless your locking them in at night.. even still i wouldn't trust chicken wire. The only other thing is the water source... they need to be able to dunk their heads to clean out the nares... As they grow that chicken waterer won't do the job. Really looks good though! [​IMG]
     
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