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duck nest question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by steve25, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. steve25

    steve25 In the Brooder

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    what do ducks prefer for their nest?
     

  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Mine have pine shavings and hay in wooden boxes - they seem happy enough with that.
     
  3. Snakeman

    Snakeman In the Brooder

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    I use clean straw in my nest boxes. It's less likely to get or already contain mold than hay and the ducks seem to love it. Although, I have had ducks scratch out a nest in leaf litter under a tree, or pine needles under my spruce tree. And a couple of them have occasionally scratched out a nest in gravel under some shrubs I have. I think it's more about feeling safe than material.
     
  4. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    mine are on acerage but they can go in the coop too. They seem to go for the empty 55 gal. drums in the field and bring in wood and feathers. I put shaving in them and they push them out. In the coop they dig a hole and nest under my wall boxes. I have dog houses with shaving and sometime they use them.
     

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