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I need to bulid some nesting boxes for my ducks................i need some idea's on what they should look like......................post pictures of you duck nesting boxes

Father to: 5 Arabian Horses, 2 Dogs, 5 Cats, 2 Rabbit, 2 Hedgehogs, 2 Goats, 5 Ducks, 71 ish Chickens, 2 Oregon Mini Geese and 2 Peacocks!
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Father to: 5 Arabian Horses, 2 Dogs, 5 Cats, 2 Rabbit, 2 Hedgehogs, 2 Goats, 5 Ducks, 71 ish Chickens, 2 Oregon Mini Geese and 2 Peacocks!
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post #2 of 7

Well a quick and easy way is to use lawnmower grass catchers, they are easy to clean and  have a handle to move the nest for egg inspections, or moving a broody some place safe! smile

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Originally Posted by Call Queen 

Well a quick and easy way is to use lawnmower grass catchers, they are easy to clean and  have a handle to move the nest for egg inspections, or moving a broody some place safe! smile


can you post a pic of that kind of nesting box?

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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ours just lay in a corner of their hut, but since we have khakis, we don't worry about broody ducks!

What's redneck elsewhere is "green" in Oregon.

1 husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, 3 goats, 59 chicks, 22? assorted hens, 1 stupid rooster, a rooster in waiting, 3 Khaki Campbell ducks, no partridge, and no pear tree.  This is what happens when you deny your children pet birds.
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What's redneck elsewhere is "green" in Oregon.

1 husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, 3 goats, 59 chicks, 22? assorted hens, 1 stupid rooster, a rooster in waiting, 3 Khaki Campbell ducks, no partridge, and no pear tree.  This is what happens when you deny your children pet birds.
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post #5 of 7

For what it's worth, I don't plan on nesting boxes since all the recommendations for runners have been not to bother.  They rarely get broody (there is always the exception that proves the rule, I know), and don't apparently want them.  I may try something like milk crates on their sides with a few inches of straw on the bottom and see if my little flock appreciates them.  Runners only get to be about three and a half pounds.  They stand tall, but they are smallish ducks.

What breed are you providing for?  If a small one, the milk crates would probably do it.  Some people I have seen just put squares of plywood vertically a foot or so apart along one wall.

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post #6 of 7

I don't have nesting boxes for my ducks either.  Believe it or not, they fly in the chicken nesting boxes and lay their eggs.  They also lay in the goat house, the roosting stalls, the flower bed, on top of the chicken house.........aw heck, they lay everywhere and anywhere they want to.  It's an egg hunt EVERY DAY !

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #7 of 7

I Scovies and a Cayuga...they lay wherever they feel like it. I provided large nesting boxes and they never went in them. The chickens love them so...there you go. Every day is like Easter over here.

Jessica
3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 duck, 2 Australorps, many Bantam B/B/S Ameraucanas and 11 Bantam Lavender Ameraucana chickies
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Jessica
3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 duck, 2 Australorps, many Bantam B/B/S Ameraucanas and 11 Bantam Lavender Ameraucana chickies
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