Category Archives: Housing

How we’ve managed backyard housing that is simple but functional and attractive.


Duck house and run

New crib! The ducks moved into their new house in October 2003. When we first got our ducks, we put them under our second-story deck at night for safety. This was secure and comfortable for them, but not entirely convenient … Continue reading

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Portable grazing pen for ducks

Livin’ large. Think of it as a duck playpen. (They do.) I designed this grazing pen with several things in mind. It had to keep the ducks safe and content, it had to be portable, and it had to be … Continue reading

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Duck brooder

The crib, also known as Kathy’s study. (More photos are available below.) We brooded the ducklings in Kathy’s study, in a baby pool about 4 feet across. At four days old they were jumping up and getting their heads above … Continue reading

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Nighttime duck pen

Adapting available space. It ain’t gorgeous, but it’s secure. For their first year and a half, the ducks spent their nights under our deck, which is nearly a full story off the ground and was already enclosed with chain link … Continue reading

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