Share Your Call Duck Pens

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BlueLagoonRabbitry, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. BlueLagoonRabbitry

    BlueLagoonRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wanting to start raising call ducks and just wondering what kinds of pens everyone uses them and how do you winter them?
     
  2. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased a playhouse kit from Lowes for my call ducks. Their pen is 10 ft. by 20 ft. dog kennel panels. In the pic. there was no netting on top but there is now. I bought the knotted heavy duty kind because the hawks would swoop down over their pen and even fly up against the sides! Used zip ties to secure it and even bought a shade cloth to go over part of top in the summer months...
    I bought the preformed pond at Lowes on clearance also. Dug a hole in the shape of pond and set it down in. I then placed rocks around as you can see and even a few inside on the ledges for them to get out easier.
    I found they wintered over fine in their little 4 ft. by 4 ft. playhouse. I did keep plenty of straw on the floor for them to sleep in.
    I put a horse trough heater in the pond and they swam in it most of the winter!
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  3. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

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