Our new duck pen. Hopefully Bobcat proof!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dbolak, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. dbolak

    dbolak Out Of The Brooder

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  2. BallardDuck

    BallardDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure looks sturdy!
    I'm glad I don't have to worry about bobcats! Where are you located?
     
  3. dbolak

    dbolak Out Of The Brooder

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    North of Dallas. I lost five ducks this past Spring and Fall to three different Bobcats. I think it started with a male and then a female and two of her young.
     
  4. Lamar Estate

    Lamar Estate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will you lock them in at night? I would add welded wire fencing to the wire mesh/metal cloth.

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  5. dbolak

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    We lock them in before dusk and they don't come out again until the sun is completely up. We are adding washers and screws to the metal fabric. I am left with two ducks of mixed breed but one lays an egg a day now. She has been though a lot including stitches along her crop and neck.
     

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