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Open duck run

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FeelingDucky, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. FeelingDucky

    FeelingDucky Just Hatched

    Feb 8, 2017
    Hi! We have been planning on building a duck run that is four feet high, with hot wire ran along the top and bottom of the outside to deter predators such as racoons and foxes. Do you think this is a safe option, or should we cover the entire run with wire mesh? Any suggestions are appreciated!
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Both my Chicken run and Duck run are covered........I would cover yours also......

    Best of luck...

  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    I never had an issue with a fox or anything else going into their pen when I had my girls penned up. They had a 4' fence and strands of electric fencing going around.
  4. FeelingDucky

    FeelingDucky Just Hatched

    Feb 8, 2017
    Ok thanks for the comments!
  5. Krazyquilts

    Krazyquilts Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    I'm worried about hawks so our duck run is covered. It has rabbit wire/utility mesh (?) on the lower four feet and heavy-duty bird netting on the top. Our 5 ducks are only 6 months old but we haven't had a problem thus far.

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