Duck nest???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Settler'sDreamFarm, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Settler'sDreamFarm

    Settler'sDreamFarm █ [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    What do you do for a nesting spot(for them to lay their eggs) for the ducks inside their duck house??? Do you make nesting boxes for them??? Do you just have alot of fresh straw???? Tell me please [​IMG] If you have pictures,,,, could you post them, that would be great [​IMG] !! Thanks [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    for my ducks i just throw a bunch of straw or hay in there and let them do the rest!
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use 5 gallon buckets with holes cut out. I then fill them with straw and hay and the girls make their nests. I use them for my call ducks.

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    Here is a pic of one of my pq calls sitting on her nest last year.
     
  4. duckman11032

    duckman11032 Out Of The Brooder

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    ya i throw some grass and hay, in with them, you should make a dark and more quiet place then anywhere in the pen where they feel safe and isolated, they will lay in there and eventually go broody!!! which means when they go into a mode where they are always sitting on the eggs.

    after you throw the stuff in there like a 4x4 box with a lid and a hole for them to go in, let her do the rest...... she will whip up a cool nest with her feathers and the materials you gave her.

    good luck

    Michael:cool:

    "the duckman"
     
  5. duck boy

    duck boy Out Of The Brooder

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    i built dog houses for mine and there layin it up
     
  6. Settler'sDreamFarm

    Settler'sDreamFarm █ [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    Has anyone ever used a small tire for duck nests??
     
  7. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    No but Geese seem to love them for nests
     
  8. chickenALD

    chickenALD Out Of The Brooder

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    Do ducks move their nest after you get the eggs? I have three female ducks and they hardly lay eggs and when they do it is in a different spot each time. Or is something getting my duck eggs?
     

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