Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Dreaming of Duck Houses

The babies are getting big and boy are they smelly for the house. Having baby chicks in the house is dusty (as most bird owners could tell you) but baby ducks have proved to be extremely stinky for the jumbo Rubbermaid container they live in. Something about water they always find away to spill and something about the wet bedding/duck poop. Having the barn odor waft gently down the stairs to your kitchen is just not my cup of tea. 

As you can imagine, we are extremely excited to think about getting them outside. If the weather would just warm up a bit at night... they will go out into the greenhouse. However, that will just be transitional. Most of our animals have transitioned in the greenhouse. Handy.

Requirements of a duck house:
1. Easy to clean
2. Movable
3. Cheap or free
4. Cute
5. Easy to clean 
(yup that needs to be said TWICE!)

Here are some ideas I am considering for Gary's handy work:

Cute. Like the slanted roof and door that locks...

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Easy to clean... not sure about a pen. And nest boxes?
Easy to clean...
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Cute...

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Movable...
Cute...
Cute!...

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Easy to clean...

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I am thinking living roof...
So so so many fun search results for living roofs. Check them out. I could do a whole Pinterest board on them... 

Kidding... but beautiful and this will be Gary's favorite.

Stay tuned for how it will turn out. I can't promise it will be a priority while we try to get the yard plowed and planted. As long as the babies are safe and warm and outside... somewhere...

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