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The duck coop is almost done!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by samantha92, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. samantha92

    samantha92 In the Brooder

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    Converted the existing gazebo area in to a duck run/coop! they can't be free range because my dog would kill them :(

    Going to sink the kiddy pool as soon as the pond pump has arrived.
    I may also need to build a new gate.. PVC one is already bending :O

    Anything I need to change/add?

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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Is there a ramp? Are they using it? I have read the slope needs to be less than 30 percent....lots of nice features, there [​IMG]
     
  3. samantha92

    samantha92 In the Brooder

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    Muscovy ducks like to perch and be up high unlike other ducks :) Wild muscovies roost in trees. They navigate the ramp easily but i will keep an eye on them
     
  4. samantha92

    samantha92 In the Brooder

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    Daylight photos :)

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    I need to sink the pool into the dirt area and take the umbrella out

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    SUPER CUTE!
     
  5. tmorgan46

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    Great looking Scovies and nice Scovy pad!!! I like the water and feed hangers!!! That's a terrific idea. Lots of straw on the paving stones like you've got. Other than that, great set up!!
     
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  6. samantha92

    samantha92 In the Brooder

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    Thanks! I'm super happy to finally have ducks :)
     
  7. samantha92

    samantha92 In the Brooder

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    I'm thinking about putting garden edging around the paving and adding 2-3 inches of pine shavings or sand over the top of them... the garden hedging to keep it all in one place.
    I already have a roll of plastic edging in the shed so it would be easily doable [​IMG]
     

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