Pix of Duck Pens and Huts? Please help...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SterlingAcres, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I've been searching, but can't find anything I need.

    I'm building a 'duck tractor' until I know these adopted ducks are safe to add in with my chickens. I'm thinking maybe 10ish, depends what the lady has (waiting to hear back).

    DH ran out to get my netting and the rest of the supplies to finish the run (so we can go grab our jake from Jody and Charlie). So, we'll be building this thing tonight and tomorrow.

    It's their quarantine, so can you show me some helpful pictures? I have an idea, but a visual would be fantastic!!! [​IMG] thanks soooo much guys!
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Oh, they're Pekin ducks, if that helps with measurement issues... [​IMG] Sorry!
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Wow... Really? [​IMG]
     
  4. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just get some fence post stakes and pound them in the ground and get some chicken wire and fence it in to make a temparary pen for the ducks until the quarintene period is over.

    Jayare
     
  5. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jayare's Chicks :

    Just get some fence post stakes and pound them in the ground and get some chicken wire and fence it in to make a temparary pen for the ducks until the quarintene period is over.

    Jayare

    I agree but here's mine

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    Last edited: Sep 28, 2008
  6. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of 5 of my 6 ducks in the 40 gallon troft. My Khaki Campbell Drake is the 1 not in the pic.

    [​IMG]

    Jayare
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2008
  7. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Do ducks need a roof (netting of some type) so that they don't fly out or will they stay put in a pen?
     
  8. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will need a roof. My Muscovies can fly out so I put a cheap bird netting over and it works fine.
     
  9. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I disagree on roofing to contain- my Pekins are so huge and heave that they couldn't even THINK of flying. They can't even get in the kiddie pool without flapping like mad and grunting. You may want some netting to keep flying critters out though.
     
  10. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It depends on if you have a breed that can fly or not. I put netting over mine to help keep out other kinds of birds because they steal all the duck food.
     

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