Do I have retarded ducks??

Bleenie

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I found this today when i went and let everyone out and looked for eggs. I set this box up so they would Not use it. the weirdos apparently are jumping up, squeezing their big butts down in there and somehow getting out. i think my ducks just aren't right


 

crj

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Too funny. I think they are pretty smart. They almost fooled you! Would you have noticed the eggs in there if you didn't see a duck go in or out of the hole????
 

Bleenie

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They are Muscovies. It was laid on it's side & i assumed because it was up so high that they would not use it, plus the base where the eggs are in the pic is only about 1' x 1'. I've just never seen a "regular" duck use an upright nest box like a wood duck or mandarin.

I set the box up because it didn't have a solid roof on it and it had fallen in right before the last hen finished brooding in it, so i have to fix it before they use it again. it got moved out of the pen today, lol.
 
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Bleenie

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oh i dont think so! i will be out with a ladder clipping all the low branches


i would HAVE to sit there and catch all those babies or build some kind of soft thing for them to fall onto, lol.
 

duckyfromoz

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Thats so funny..I can imagine what it must look like - them trying to get in and out of that box......
I have found some eggs in some pretty weid places...But not like that before!
 

TennesseeTruly

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Quote:LOL no not in the branches. ROFL!! In holes in the trees!!

In the park in NY where I saw Muscovy's for the first time, they had climbed into this huge hole in a tree and made a nest. I remember I saw mom climbing out of it one day so we hurriedly ran over and looked in and there were a ton of eggs covered with twigs and such that she had brought into the tree.

I remember saying to my husband, "since when do ducks nest in trees?" LOL And of course I wasn't even sure they were ducks because I had never seen such funny looking things before.
 

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