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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DenverDucky, Feb 6, 2013.
Thanks so much. It means a lot to have the support.
Plywood might get nasty over time, plus might not be good for duck feet. I just buried the bottom 18" of the pen, so that provides a bit of a barrier. It has worked well here, but honestly im not sure that i have many digging predators. YMMV. The underside of the duck house,, I stapled hardware cloth onto the underside of the frame. I really don't think I'd do plywood tho for a pen.
I don't recall if I mentioned that I have coated chain link fence underneath the Day Pen, secured at the edges. That won't get icky. Water flows right through it, and larger predators cannot dig through it.
Well the Easter Bunny surprised us with 2 pekin ducks this year. I'm very new to ducklings (raised many chickens though). I was wondering if y'all had any tips or advise to help me a bit. I find asking others who have raised some better advise than just research. meet flower and daisy
Welcome to the Duck Forum! The learning curve is steep, but my duck journey has been delightful! Mostly. No regrets.
So, have you seen this? Only thing I would change in the first post is, I think ducklings need food with water 24/7 for at least their first 8 weeks. They grow so fast!
No I haven't! Thank you!
I think I'd agree with the water and food! We actually had to add the food to the water the first day because they just were drinking and not eating.... but after the first day they now take a bit of food and turn around for a drink after each bite. Quit cute.
U will need a bigger temporary house very soon. Mine are in a 45 gallon tub from TSC. Do u have a heat lamp? They can't regulate their own temp. I have 3 almost full grown @ 6 wks!! U will love duckies! They are so much fun !!
So sorry Nate .
U are very welcome. I decided to nail hardware cloth to the underside of our pen. I feel bad that their foraging will be hindered, but nothing will be able to dig in. I can't imagine what u & the other owner of the other lost flock, must be going through, so I decided safety 1st. I was to worried about not getting home in time to lock mine up & we have a mating pair if fox in the area . The 2 tragedies have definitely made me more cautious! I'll continue to keep u in my prayers.
Dose everone keep theres free range?? Could we do that were out in the bush could we set them up with a little pool and then just bring them in at night?