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Forum topic by brianneum posted 06-27-2021 09:59 PM 409 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-27-2021 09:59 PM

I am curious if anyone has made a floating house for a mallard and was curious if anyone has plans or measurements for making one. if so can I borrow it and with pictures if you don’t mind thanks for your time.


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#1 posted 06-27-2021 10:49 PM

I think that was a project here a year or two ago.
totally up to you as to the size and how elaborate you want to make it.
from a piece of floating plywood to the Taj Mahal – your choice.
(I don’t think the duck actually cares).

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#2 posted 06-28-2021 01:01 AM

if you make one please post it,looks very cool.

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#3 posted 06-28-2021 02:42 AM

ok thanks guys. You guys are better helpful than the people on facebook lol

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#4 posted 06-28-2021 06:24 PM

I did an quick internet search and found hundreds of examples. Some were not floating but on posts. I see the floating ones as an advantage because you can bring it to shore to clean.

I think size depends on how many ducks will use it and the size of your pond. I think foam blocks for floatation and possibly cedar for the structure would be a good combination. Just use a deck sealer on the cedar.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 06-28-2021 08:50 PM

Les – you know the saying; “if you build it, they will come”.
and just not ducks either – ANY critter (snakes, raccoons, nutria, etc.) seeking a dry habitat will find it cozy.

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#6 posted 06-29-2021 03:04 PM

I sure wish I had a place for something like that. It would be a lot of fun to watch.

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#7 posted 09-20-2021 11:45 PM

Well I finally got it done well sorry if I just need to cut the hole and screw it to the base

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#8 posted 09-21-2021 04:58 AM

Essentially you are just building a small dock. The house is something I bet the ducks could take or leave, now if you put a corn dispenser/feeder on it, that they would love. Unlike Chickens wild Ducks are pretty much all weather units, they could care less if they were wet, or dry.

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#9 posted 09-21-2021 12:16 PM

It’s a floating dock for the mallard duck that a customer wanted. I have been pulling my hair out on this one with the roof and all

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