I have a nice outdoor area for my various animals. Most of the are rescues that I was suckered into taking. I have 2 potbelly pigs who were rescued from a hoarding situation (both ladies so no risk of piglets), 3 chickens, a duck who was dropped off in a local reservoir (my crazy friend swam out and caught him), his 3 sister wives, 3 chickens and 2 “After Easter they aren’t cute anymore” rabbits.
There is a very large coop the poultry/fowl can access, and the pigs have 2 “log cabins” I had specially made for them. The bunnies come inside for the winter but are ready to stretch their legs again now that it’s spring.
The area as it is now is the large coop (6x8 with electric), with an attached run that is 12x24 feet with the good wire dug into the ground, roof over half of it and predator wire/net over the rest.
The run still gets very muddy and gross with so many animals (especially the ducks) so I want to extend it and i’m looking for some ideas.
I’d like to put in a legitimate pond for he ducks. If I get something like this do I need to worry about the bunnies or the chickens drowning in it? I was thinking of putting rocks in it that they could climb on if they fell in.
What type of fencing should I use? I need it to be small enough so the bunnies can’t squeeze through and strong enough that the pigs can’t push.
Can you think of anything special I should add to make it an enjoyable and stimulating enclosure for them?