Shelter for ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fethr37, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. fethr37

    fethr37 Out Of The Brooder

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    I offered my ducks shelter to help protect them for the wind,rain,and snow but they don't want it[​IMG]..They are fat,have thick down,and a waterproof coat so why would they need shelter? They spend the night in a double dog run but seem to prefere to stay in the open. I think they like to see what's going on around them at night. Anyways they do use the shelter for shade in the summer.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    If they are protected from predators, they may be okay - but some ducks don't always do what's best for themselves. I would monitor conditions and herd them in if needed.

    Peas help, long poles can help (don't poke them, just extend the poles and they move away from them).
     
  3. fethr37

    fethr37 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not understanding your 2nd sentance?
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I used to have to hold a pole horizontally to herd the ducks into their shelter.
     
  5. Mrs.H

    Mrs.H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my ducks had babies and I needed to make a new house I made it outdoorsy as possible since they hated going into a house. They love it now. It's in a fully inclosed run. The sides are half wood half hardwood cloth also
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  6. fethr37

    fethr37 Out Of The Brooder

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    I really like that shelter Mrs.H
     
  7. Mrs.H

    Mrs.H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hi Mrs.H I was just thinking about you last night, good to see you. [​IMG]How are all the duckies doing?
     
  9. Mrs.H

    Mrs.H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone has been doing great still!!! Thanks for asking!
     

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