Hi people. I have 6 healthy safe backyard chickens with plenty of safe backyard space and food everywhere on the ground and in feeders.. Squirrels and crows are common visitors. But now we have a pair of Mallards that have taken a liking to our flat roof. Its only about a 8-10 foot jump down to the raised backyard. The carport is even slighly lower than that. I've done a little reading on how they prefer to be up a little so to be safe from predators.
I'm wondering now what I can do to help them if they need it. Anything. Can I provide a nest box or nesting material up there? If they lay, should I later provide water or even a small kiddy pool up there? I have no idea. I'll do whatever i can. My wife will help too. I threw some corn and some bread up there since yesterday. Hopefully they are eating it instead of just the crows. They are really cute.
Has anyone has this situation? Tell me what to do. Thanks.