would a small dog house make a good coop for a couple ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Casey777, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Casey777

    Casey777 New Egg

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    would maybe a small wooden dog house make a good duck coop
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Would depend on how small your talking about and the breed of duck you intend to house in it. maybe demensions and breed and we can tell you more. But if the dog house is adequate you will have to make modifications to it like ventlation and a door that you can close and lock to protect them from predators.
     
  3. ChristineR

    ChristineR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the top half of a plastic dog house for a pair of ducks, but the house is in a chain link dog kennel that's 8'x6'. I pull it around the yard so they always have a clean area. They like to eat my dandelions.

    I would think that would be too small to lock them in just the house (unless they are a small or bantam duck), if that's what you were asking. They would really make a mess in a wooden house, too.
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a dog house kit from Lowe's. It is 32" x 32"
    Was fine for 3 adult runner ducks for nighttime lock up.
     
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i had dozens of doghouses,, inside them,,everything BUT dogs. pheasants,quail,hundreds of chickens,ducks,turkeys,,but my peafowl was in a playhouse ;)
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely depends on the size of the doghouse and the breed of duck.. we too have larger doghouses scattered about... but they are not the sort where the ducks could be locked in at night.

    The types with the hinged lids would make better night time shelters, easier access... I'd run a search i swear i have seen doghouses modified on here for this very purpose.
     
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i used a piece of plywood just bigger then the door and lean a concrete block against it at night. is fast simple and building instructions easy lol..
     
  8. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    would you consider renting that nice place out?
     
  10. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No indoor plumbing LOL
     

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