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Nesting requirements for female ducks

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Hello! This is my first time raising ducks. My ducks are about two months old now and I need tostart preparing for egg laying. What do ducks require for nest boxes. Is it similar to chickens? Help would be appreciated!
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nothing special really. Get some ceramic eggs if you don't have them to encourage them to lay in the boxes you set up. If you don't get them to set in a regular spot, you may be finding eggs all over the place.

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My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Ok, should the nesting boxes be off the ground? How big thould we build them?
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Ok, should the nesting boxes be off the ground? How big thould we build them?

If you have Muscovies then you can have them off of the ground.  But if you have Pekins then don't because they can easily hurt their legs.  But it's three sq feet per Duck (:.

Ducks

Two Pekin ducks, Two Muscovy ducks

Chickens

One Easter egger, One Cornish cross, One Silkie, One Belgian D'Uccle

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What is, is what must be.- Richard Adams, Watership down
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Ducks

Two Pekin ducks, Two Muscovy ducks

Chickens

One Easter egger, One Cornish cross, One Silkie, One Belgian D'Uccle

Quote:

What is, is what must be.- Richard Adams, Watership down
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