Where do you keep your ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pekinsRus, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. pekinsRus

    pekinsRus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am curious where ALL us duck lovers house their ducks! I tried to get replies & I did get a few, but it had many views. PLEASE HELP ME & other duck lovers out!! I am going to attempt to make a new duck house/set up for my 2 new Pekins. I just want to see how every goes about housing their ducks.

    NO OFFENSE TO US ALL BUT THERE APPEARS TO BE A MILLION CHICKEN COOP IDEAS & designs. And bless them & their chicks!

    SO ANY THOUGHTS IDEAS, ADVICE, PICTURES ARE APPRECIATED!

    I lost my 4 Pekins on 2-17-13 to fire & I am to blame! It has been a terrible experience that I am haunted by! I had my boys 4 yrs. & my girls 2. They were picked up & held everyday!! Last EASTER WAS so sad! On Ash Wednesday 3-5-14 my son picked out 2 Pekins at TSC.

    Thank you all,
    Char:):)
     
  2. Richb353

    Richb353 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a 10'x10' duck house I made out of metal fencepost material and Ondura roofing. Behind it you can just barely see my first duck house, a 4'x6' house made out of old wood fenceposts. The smaller house provides 4 walls and will hopefully become a nesting box once I get a few more ducks. The whole thing is intended to secure about 20 ducks.

    Here are some things that crossed my mind as I built it:
    -Ducks don't need perches, so this can sit on the ground.
    -Here in Florida I am more concerned about sun than the cold. So shade and breeze were important.
    -I'm going to put wheels on this thing so I can tow it with my mower.
    -The smaller house has wheels on one end and moves like a heavy wheelbarrow.
    -The roof panels on both houses open for access.
    -I put a big door on the bigger house to make herding the ducks in for the night a little easier.

    As mentioned, the biggest thing was mobility as you know how messy these walking yard ornaments fertilizer factories can be. I eventually want to make the weekly move as easy as possible. The smaller house I can move by hand, the bigger one is going to need 4 wheels and the help of my mower.
     
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  3. pekinsRus

    pekinsRus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! We are located in Western PA. The roof style would save us due to large snow & rain amounts!!:)
     

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