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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KansasKid, Sep 3, 2010.
@attimus Hope you don't mind I already had a slice.
Amazing enclosure! I have fallen in love with it and plan on building one just like it! Can you possibly explain how you made it? How do you clean it out? How do you get the eggs out of the enclosure? ( that is if you have any females haha) Please help me out as I need to build this quite soon! Thank you!
What are the dimensions of your pool
I'll go measure it. I want to say 3x5'. It's a 40 gallon tub i got at Tractorsupply.
I'll edit my post in a few minutes.
Ok, it's 52"x 30" or 2.5 feet x 4.25 feet
Not sure if i mentioned my aviary dimensions, but it's 5.5' wide x 13' lenghtwise x 7' tall
The netting technically makes the ceiling closer to 6'.
What ducks are tough but nice and are smart to escape foxes and coyotes
I love my Rouen ducks. They are lookalikes to Mallards, but bigger (7-9 pounds). There are two types: Exhibition and Production. You want Production Rouens, with no deep keel. They are instinctual, nice, QUIET birds that will hatch their own ducklings, find their own food, and can't fly- but can flap a few feet. Mine are always on alert, even as adolescents, and they always stop eating and quacking when a bird flys by or my dog bursts out of the bush. They lay 100-190 eggs per year.
Thanks I'm trying to get in 4h and I thought next year I could, maybe with a duck.
Are they nice ????
Oh yes! I love them. They are so tame. I like my SaxonyxRouens better, but my Rouens eat out of my hand. They're also very pretty and calm, as well as quiet. If you handle them frequently they will become very tame.
Here's a picture. The silver ones are the SaxonyxRouens, and they are my favorite, but I love my Rouens too!
Finally "upgraded" the ducks today. The kiddie pool they have been in was REALLY small and though they could float - sort of - they couldn't do anything else. We put a drain in our large kiddie pool, with a gate valve, and popped it in the corner of the run. There's enough water in there for them on one side (it is purposely not level for easy drainage of water) but still safe enough for the chickens.