What does your duck house look like?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OSUman, May 9, 2009.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Ooooooooooooo. Nice.

    Thank you! :eek:)

    Its actually not finished in that photo.. I also had to make little shack for the extra drakes and thats right on the right side of the guinea coop.
    Darn those extra drakes! [​IMG]

    What color paint did you use? I LOVE the color!
     
  2. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    Quote:I love your house did you design it yourself or was it a kit?

    It is a house made of wood pallets and other scraps. I 'designed' as I went along. It took me months. I am just glad the chickens have loved it from the start.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Crowing

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    Quote:Thank you! :eek:)

    Its actually not finished in that photo.. I also had to make little shack for the extra drakes and thats right on the right side of the guinea coop.
    Darn those extra drakes! [​IMG]

    What color paint did you use? I LOVE the color!

    I'll go look real quick! [​IMG]
     
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Crowing

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    We bought the paint from Menards. The paints color is called Brick Dust.
     
  5. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

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    [​IMG] I want to follow this thread...because I love ducks...RIP Mr. Quackers...always curious to see new ideas! [​IMG]

    I just realized...Nifty needs to add some duck smilies!!
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:That is a pretty color.
     
  7. Witzman

    Witzman In the Brooder

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    May I ask how you keep your duck coops so clean? What kind of sand/rocks do you use in your coop?[​IMG]
     
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  8. IthacaNancy

    IthacaNancy Hatching

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    Sadly, my ducks completely refused to live indoors and settled by the side of our pond. It has a good flow, and now that our property is fenced, we have few worries about predation. I don't get many eggs, since the crows usually find them first, but I don't have to worry much about cleaning their house. They do dabble at the edge of the pond and have increased the diameter about a foot a year for the last three years. Eventually, that could be a problem (since one side of the pond is a dyke that is holding the water at the current level), but for now, everyone is pretty happy even in the depths of winter. We did put up a shelter made of three or four bales of hay to provide a wind break, and they occasionally duck in there, but generally they just prefer the open skies and fresh air.

    The chickens took over the duck house, and I use the deep bedding method for them, only having to empty out the wood shavings once or twice a year, since my chickens also prefer to be outside until there is snow on the ground.

    Ducks are messy! I imagine I'd want to blast the floor with a hose if I had them inside. I wonder how people keep things clean . . .
     
  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    I clean daily, basically doing a little each day prevents a massive mess, i bed with a combo of wood pellet & shavings, i have stall mats as a base flooring... plus my feed/water is set-up in a way to reduce mess too. I don't disagree they are messy but many animals are, a good solid routine truly helps from it getting out of control. [​IMG]
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Ditto. I call it "room service." Then occasionally there is "the big clean."
     

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