This is our project from this year. We decided to have very interesting pet. And that's indian runners. Indian runners are special breed of domestic ducks. They stand straight like penguins and they run.They also lay eggs. Some people have those animals instead of dogs ;). They are also very smart. We decided to do the house for the duck from pallets. We watch some videos on youtube and make a great little house.
Picture 1: This is the house made from pallets, it's also isolated.
Picture 2: Around the house we used the net to keep them safe.
Picture 3: This is a smal pool for the ducks. For the indian runners it's enough to have water in a container. They have to wash their heads. They actually don't need water to swim like other ducks.
Picture 4: Those are about 1,5 old indian runner ducks. It takes them some time to get real feathers.
Picture 5: Here are about 4 month old. They are pretty big. On the picture there are three male indian runners (on the right) and one female (left).
Indian runner ducks are great and really interesting to watch. We have them in our whole garden. They can walk anywhere they want. They are really good for bugs, snails and they don't eat vegetable from garden.
We actually wanted a dog, but for the dog you need time. This is a great alternative if you want a pet, but don't have a lot of time (job, small children,...).