I posted recently about the awesomeness of the new ducklings I brought home. About a week ago I finally finished putting up their pen and they have officially moved out of my kitchen. So far they are surviving happily outside and no predators have gotten to any of them. And amazingly, none of them have escaped!
But anywho, I figured I would share with y'all some photos of my duck pen that I am uber proud of!!
This was a super easy pen to build. All I used were some good quality pallets, garden stakes to stabilize, cage wire, an extra piece of metal roofing, and gate hinges and latches. The whole thing went up in a day with the help of my almost 5yo son and it keeps my 6 ducks contained and happy with plenty of room for more!
At some point I will build a more permanent *coop* for the ducks but even if they start laying this year I wont have far to search for eggs. This is a great little starter pen and I can spend lots of time designing and building the perfect housing structure for a small flock. I also hope to get a small pond dug out befor winter so they have more space to swim than the tiny kiddie pool we are using at the moment.
I will be sure to keep y'all posted on the progress of my ducks. And if anyone is interested in trying duck eggs just let me know, I will be more than happy to share!