Moscovies. Just brought home - Page 2
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I have laid a piece of plywood up against the side of the inside house and secure so it doesn't fall on them. They will use it I have some stalls too for my ducks One of my Muscovy's likes to get in the chickens nest box to lay her eggs this is a covered cat litter box they make great nest boxes for chickens and this one loves the cat boxes. Not ideal for brooding though since it's off the ground.Even a spare enclosed dog crate make a good nest box take the door off.
Looks like a good diet so I think your covered with food. Just give them more time.
Edited by Miss Lydia - 3/5/16 at 11:29am
@emichels any other symptoms? how old?
A nest! A nest! She made a nest☺️. I can believe how excited l am.[
Yesterday I discovered a nest with about eight eggs underneath the ramp leading to my shed. I can't tell if it's a group effort or if I have eggs from one bird. I think it may be a group effort because the eggs are different sizes, but it could just be a young bird starting her first nest
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Looks like a group effort? Saw one of my chocolate girls on the nest while a tan/white girl lay nearby, under the coop. I know the tan/white girl is laying. I will toss some fresh hay under my second shed, and see if anyone takes up residence. They have a few dog crates available, but those don't seem very popular.
By the way, I have found good use from large wood apple bins used at orchards to collect fruit in the field. I bought a few distressed ones, and picked up a few donations. They are about 42" on a side and 36" deep. I have used them for brooders (with cardboard inserts) and for nesting boxes when laid on their sides and hay added for bedding.
Edited by jake and pippa - 3/10/16 at 7:44am