Best laying/hatching setup?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jarcoo0153, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    Levelland, Texas
    So I bought ducks and geese last spring and I assume they will start laying soon this spring. I haven't had them before just chickens and guineas but what do ducks prefer for nests? Is a laying box on the ground efficient? Inside their coop even though they only stay in there long enough to eat?
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I'd make them a nice box inside their coop you want to encourage them to lay and nest inside where they will be safe from predators. @jarcoo0153
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Do they not sleep in their coop? If they don't, they likely won't go in there to lay.

    I have a bin my duck house and when they are laying, they usually lay in the bin. Or the bigger one who doesn't quite get the hang of getting her back end INTO the bin, lays them just outside it [​IMG]

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