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pictures of your duck pens.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Hennyhandler, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
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    Can anyone show me what their pens and shelters look like on an average day? After all the duck activity of the day? I don't have ducks just growing curious. [​IMG] SO Pics please.
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Quack House
     
  3. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Quote:Oh, that's beautiful! [​IMG] I wish I had something like that for my duckies! [​IMG]
     
  4. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    Cullman
    Yours doesn't look messy at all. Do you not have a pond?
     
  5. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
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    Wow. Mine's hideous. It's nothing but welded wire and t-posts and some zip ties. I will go hide now....[​IMG]
     
  6. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To answer Hennyhandler's question re: a pond-
    Yes, there is a small trough in there now for them to play in and when they freerange in the backyard, they play in this area.
     
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  7. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's almost exactly what I've drawn up plans that I'd like to build someday - after I move off my mom's property of course. [​IMG]
    For now, my mom's 7 acres is slowly being overtaken by pens like this one:
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    Except it has a proper roof on it now - we used this thin, white acrylic material (I think it's the same stuff tubs and showers are made of these days - originally, we used some metal roofing, but the 10-year-old cut her hand on an edge, so it was torn off and switched out); my neighbor had a HUGE pile of 4x8' panels of the stuff lying in his yard - he told us to take whatever we wanted. We had to combine sections of it and seal the joints with caulking to get a good overhang.

    I have two pens just like the one pictured, and another one half the size - which I'm actually going to renovate into a chicken coop later this spring, and move the two mallards that are in it into a nice little a-frame tractor. All the duck pens have spacious runs and kiddie pools that the ducks go muck up during the day. I don't have pictures of the runs because...well, they're brown and barren, because the ducks have killed all the vegetation. A few pine trees are all that have managed to survive.

    Edited to add: Here's some pictures of the small pen when we were building it last fall:
    A view of the inside with the front door wide open (the food and water goes on the plastic tub lid to contain most of the mess), and the back "duckie-door" that the ducks use to go in and out:
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  8. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could we see a picture of how the house is closed up in the winter? Not seeing a door. Looks beautiful tho'.
     

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