Do Ducks Use Nesting Boxes

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickencoop789, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do ducks use nesting boxes like hens do or do they just lay their eggs anywhere?
     
  2. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do not. They prefer corners full of deep straw.
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine prefer covered cat boxes for their nests. I prefer to encourage them to use nestboxes, the eggs stay much cleaner and are easier to find,. Ducks are good at hiding eggs...and covering them in mud and poop.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sometimes. Mine used wooden cheese boxes one year then got tired of them.

    Now, they like little corners, so I put some 2'x2' thick plywood panels perpendicular to the pen walls and they make their nests with shavings. They do a very nice job, too.
     
  5. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my mallards use one of those blue tub that you get a walmart to lay her eggs in i cute a hole out for them but now she has moved her nest else where she is broody but we just got a warm day today and now it is going back to -2 tueday night the joy of winter i wish it was over so my girls could set
     

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