new home

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sandy28, May 29, 2016.

  1. sandy28

    sandy28 Out Of The Brooder

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    The ducks have moved into their temporary new home[​IMG]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Looks neat!

    If that is outside, chicken wire will not protect them from predators, they need half inch metal hardware cloth.

    @sandy28
     
  3. sandy28

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    Thanks...it is we're getting the other wire. I've also made like a scarecrow with old clothes sitting in a chair next to it...I'm also considering bringing then in at night
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I think I would bring them in at night until the metal hardware cloth was set up. I used to also run two strands of electric around the pen at night. Their night pen is now in the walkout basement, so I just need to be careful to keep the basement door closed during the day so no predators walk in and wait.

    Yes, I have a very active imagination. But these things can happen.
     
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    My husband put the hardware cloth on the house tonight so I feel better....we also have the door locked with cinder blocks stacked against it...I'm not taking any chances...if I had a garage they'd be in it
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Good for you!

    It's best, I feel, to anticipate much worse predator pressure than you get. There may be weeks that go by with not a sign of anything. Then one night, there they are, and they have all night to try to get through the defenses.

    A one-inch gap is opportunity enough for a raccoon to reach in. My ducks like to sleep against the fence!
     
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    We want to eventually get a chain link dog pin...I also have wire under the house in case something tries to dig under it
     

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