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sun or shade for my duck pen

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by polish15, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. polish15

    polish15 In the Brooder

    Jan 27, 2008
    I am building a pen for my SQ bantam ducks. Would you suggest putting the pen out in the sun but also provide a decent shade. Or just put the pen in the woods with all shade? Do you think the sun would help with molting since they are show ducks? Or will this mess their color up? I am also going to provide some bathing water for them.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Either way would probably work. If under the trees... would it turn into a bad mud pit without sunlight?

    FLOWERPOT Songster

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    straight sunlight might cook them.
    they need access to both

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