Sick duck pens?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by percyj, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. percyj

    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anybody ever used these (link below) for sick ducks? Like if you have to isolate one, or maybe separate males and females, or a duck is being a bully? They seem convenient for changing the design of the enclosure as different situations occur.


    http://www.organizeit.com/poblackstorcube.asp
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    The enclosures I use are about the size of all four of those cubes in one. One on its own really wouldnt allow a duck any space to move in- or provide space for food or water. While keeping a duck immobile in a small area is sometimes needed- a pet carrier is often better and easier to clean, and the duck is already in a suitable container to be moved around- say to inside the house for treatment or for travel to the vet.
     
  3. percyj

    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, no, I meant way more space. I can get 30 cubes. So maybe 2 by 13, or I can borrow two from a friend and make it 3x10. It was an idea because they are so cheap. (20$ for 30)
     
  4. duckyfromoz

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    Oh yeah... I can see now that you can change the size with those little plastic connectors... I was just thinking the connectors were for joining one cube to another- rather than holding each cube together as well. They would be delivered flat packed- so you can make them what ever size you need. In that case.. Good find!! It could work really well for you.
     
  5. percyj

    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooh goody!!! As an add-on does anybody know how tall it'd need to be and how many I'd need for 2-3 medium ducks? (Some to keep the cripple company, daddy. One, or two...maybe some chickens too, and a few quail to decorate my room, daddy???) lol And would it need a top? We have the VERY rare hawk around here, and my dog nearly caught a red fox yesterday [​IMG] and we once had a fox kit in our basement who mom wanted to "exterminate the dog-rat" but I lured it out with dad, so I'm guessing that an injured/crippled duck could easily be a meal for a fox.
     

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