New pen

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by Tripp P, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Tripp P

    Tripp P Out Of The Brooder

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    Would this pen I build be large enough for a pair of woodies or mandies
    It is 10x 10 covered and 10x 10 opened
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    Of course the scovies would have to move out first
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2013
  2. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes that would be great for them! Maybe even 2 pairs! :D
     
  3. Tripp P

    Tripp P Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks
     
  4. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just add some more limbs or branches and maybe some plants. Mine LOVE their branches in fact they spend most of their time perched.
     
  5. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Also for perching get some raised nesting boxes for the younguns. Three or better yet two for each pair if you can. Post more pics of course after you get them all settled in. Good luck with them.
     
  6. Tripp P

    Tripp P Out Of The Brooder

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    I stopped by lowes today and got some flowers and stuff and planted them
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    I will plant more ground cover once the scovies move out
     
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  7. waterdog

    waterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should be fine for a couple of pairs, nice to see some green plants.
     
  8. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure they can't slip through the wire as well. They are small birds.
     
  9. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What gauge is the wire? It looks pretty tough, like dog kennel mesh - which is great, but a concern would be if your birds are flighty and get spooked (most Mandarins & Wood Ducks are), that strong mesh can be lethal. I've lost birds over the years when an owl or other predator spooks (even fireworks or thunder) them at night and they crash into something strong with no give. Just something to consider if getting full-flighted birds, wouldn't be an issue with pinioned birds or if you trim wings.

    Ditto with Blob Chicken, a little concerned about the gaps seen in the first pic. They are cavity nesters and can squeeze into (through) some tight spots.

    Best to try cover all bases before.

    Dan
     
  10. Mark HSV-AL

    Mark HSV-AL Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you going to keep the muscovies in with the mandarins and wood ducks?
     

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