Does my duck need a egg laying box?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Welsh Ducky, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Welsh Ducky

    Welsh Ducky Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to owning ducks so I was wondering if I needed a nesting box for my female Khaki Campbell, right now I just have two ducks, My Pekin drake and my female Khaki. She hasn't started laying eggs yet but I didn't know if she needed a place to lay eggs so my drake dosnt step on them. My two ducks have their own enclosure in the back of my chicken coop, so should I just get her a separate enclosure from the drake? Because I'm expecting them to have ducklings so I would feel really bad if my drake stepped on her eggs. Help will be appreciated. :D
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2016
  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some ducks won't use next boxes, but I like to use them because it helps keep their eggs cleaner. You shouldn't need to separate your duck and drake just because she's laying, but if she goes broody, you'll want to provide a separate area for her to sit on her eggs. Here's a thread on duck nesting boxes that you may find helpful: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/472355/duck-nesting-boxes.
     
  3. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I also just keep one for the hens that DO lay in there and it's much easier to keep the bedding in the box cleaner.
     
  4. Welsh Ducky

    Welsh Ducky Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks you so much! That thread on duck nesting boxes was really helpful! :thumbsup
     
  5. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    YVW. Happy New Year!
     

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